What kind of childhood did Queen Elizabeth have?

Did Queen Elizabeth have a happy childhood?

It was the most idyllic place for Elizabeth to grow up – until a shocking decision by her uncle, King Edward VIII, to abdicate the throne brought her happy childhood to a crashing halt when she was just ten years old.

Was Elizabeth I really a virgin?

In 1559, in a speech to parliament, Elizabeth I declared that ‘this shall be for me sufficient that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin. … Elizabeth I began her reign on 17th November 1558 as a young woman of only 25 years of age.

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