The young Elizabeth lived in various homes and palaces. She was born in Greenwich Palace, but much of her young life was spent in Hatfield Palace in Hertfordshire. She also lived at St. James's Palace and, when queen, in the Palace of Whitehall.
Elizabeth was 25 when she came to the throne.
Elizabeth was educated by some of the finest tutors of the day and was a gifted and talented student. She was fluent in six languages. One of her tutors, Roger Ascham, wrote of the future queen, "When she writes Greek and Latin, nothing is more beautiful than her handwriting."
Queen Elizabeth is famous for having never married. She is often called as the 'Virgin Queen'. However she often used the possibility of marriage to help with diplomatic relations. Parliament was very keen that she marry so that there might be an heir to the throne, but she never did.
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