Definition of Elizabeth I
1. Noun. Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603).
Group relationships: House Of Tudor, Tudor
Generic synonyms: Queen Of England
Derivative terms: Elizabethan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Elizabeth I
Literary usage of Elizabeth I
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"... a year in wages by taking so young a girl, Í shall let that go towards making up the deficiency." Mrs. Richmond smiled. " Yes, Elizabeth, I think alter ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1842)
"Elizabeth. I thought you had given up thinking of such things years ago. ... Sister Elizabeth, I know it," replied the junior, giving vent to the ennobling ..."
3. The Circle: A Comedy in Three Acts by William Somerset Maugham (1921)
"ELIZABETH. I've fallen desperately in love with him, Arnold. ARNOLD. ... ELIZABETH. I've been in love with Teddie ever since I knew him. ARNOLD. ..."