Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Elizabeth I
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Elizabeth was born on 7 September 1533, the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Unlike her elder half-sister Mary, she was raised as a Protestant. She succeeded Mary in 1558. In the next 45 years, she presided over the expansion of England’s overseas trade, voyages of discovery and a literary Renaissance. On the one hand she downplayed her gende…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Elizabeth I”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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