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40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better

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Elizabeth may not have known her mother, but she seems to have inherited her strong will and spirit.

Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

Elizabeth I was known as the Virgin Queen for her insistence on never marrying or having children. Perhaps her mother’s experiences with marriage left a bad taste in her mouth? Despite being declared illegitimate after her father had his marriage to Anne Boleyn annulled, Elizabeth made it known that she was her father’s daughter. King Henry VIII was a famous redhead, and Elizabeth was known for wearing her long, red hair down. This was a symbol of both her legitimacy and her virginity, as only married women wore their hair up during the time. She eventually became celebrated for being chaste.

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