Elizabeth's father,Henry VIII wanted a son but his wife, Queen Anne gave him a daughter. Queen Anne was sentenced to death and Elizabeth's life became a troubled one
When Elizabeth was thirteen years old her father, King Henry, died. Her father left the throne to his son Edward. however, young King Edward became sick and died at the age of fifteen. Elizabeth's half-sister Mary became Queen.The people of England didn't like Queen Mary. Queen Mary became worried that Elizabeth would try and take over her throne. She had Elizabeth put in prison for being a Protestant. Elizabeth spent two months in a jail cell at the Tower of London.
Elizabeth was under house arrest when Mary died. In just a few moments, she went from prisoner to Queen of England. She was crowned Queen of England on January 15, 1559 at the age of twenty-five. Elizabeth worked hard at being a good queen. She visited different towns and cities in England and tried to keep her people safe.