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Why did Queen Elizabeth not marry?
March 23, 2011 8:57AM
Elizabeth 1 never married because she was married to her country and she had many lovers. She didn't want a king because she didn't want to change her religion. Also because she didn't want a king to come and steal all her power. The kings that she had to marry were catholic or they didn't have enough money or there were rumours about one of them killing his wife. And Elizabeth was also because she had a fear for childbirth, which claimed the lives of a significant number of women in the period.
Elizabeth I promoted her virginity as The Virgin Queen. She did not have lovers, although she was said to be in love with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.