Elizabeth I (1558-1603) is also known as The Virgin Queen and Good Queen Bess. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and succeeded her half-sister, Mary I, to the throne. After many turbulent years, her long reign gave some much-needed stability to England.
She never married, realising perhaps that by doing so she surrendered power and control over England to her husband. Instead she declared herself "married to England".
Elizabeth was a Protestant and England became a Protestant country again. This led to war with Spain and in 1588 the Spanish Armada was famously defeated off the coast of England.
When she died without any children, the Scottish King (James VI) also became King of England, James I. Elizabeth was the last of the Tudor rulers.
We've taken one of the most famous portraits of the young Princess Elizabeth as the basis for this colouring page. There's lots of detail to colour in here!
Here's a portrait colouring page of Queen Elizabeth I, dressed grandly (as she usually was) with one of her fashionable ruffs around her neck.
Here's a colouring page of Elizabeth I, grandly laid out on her litter being carried through the crowds!
We have two versions of our Elizabeth I notebooking page making them useful for older children looking to record their research about Elizabeth's turbulent early life and long reign.
With our step by step printable guide you can learn to draw Queen Elizabeth I with her large, elaborate dress.
Are you working of a Tudor project? Here's a very regal Queen Elizabeth I poster to print and display.
Use our Queen Elizabeth I story paper for descriptive writing or perhaps to tell one of the many stories of Elizabeth's reign such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada.