Opera News

Opera News App

Why Queen Elizabeth Never Married Despite Having 7 Suitors

TimesNowKE
By TimesNowKE | self meida writer
Published 25 days ago - 13068 views

We know Queen Elizabeth I never married, but do we truly understand why?

Imagine being the daughter of a king who couldn’t settle on a wife, and then going from Princess to Lady overnight.

To do so was a failure for an early modern monarch. It was a key requirement to marry and produce an heir, which is hard to forget when we remember her father Henry VIII’s unrelenting mission to bear a son.

However there was no shortage of suitors for the Queen's hand, both English courtiers and foreign princes.

She is reported to have had 7 suitors but never married any of them.

So why did Queen Elizabeth never marry?

For four centuries, historians have speculated as to why Elizabeth never married. In her own day, her decision to remain single was considered absurd and dangerous.

A queen needed a husband to make political decisions for her and to organise and lead her military campaigns. More important, she needed male heirs to avoid a civil war between rival claimants after her death.

Staying single meant that Elizabeth could keep sole control of English affairs, namely government and religion.

Some historians think she chose not to marry in order to protect England's security; she wanted to remain independent of any foreign influence which marrying a foreign prince would have brought.She kept everyone guessing on the subject of who she might marry but never did.

Content created and supplied by: TimesNowKE (via Opera News )

Tags:      

Elizabeth I English Henry VIII
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

'Master, Show Us The Way' Stevo Simple Boy Told After A Photo of Him And A Cute Lady Emerged Online

4 minutes ago

1 🔥

'Master, Show Us The Way' Stevo Simple Boy Told After A Photo of Him And A Cute Lady Emerged Online

Harmonize's Manager Responds to Paula Kajala's Private Chat Leaked by Rayvanny

9 minutes ago

29 🔥

Harmonize's Manager Responds to Paula Kajala's Private Chat Leaked by Rayvanny

Tycoon Father Employs Son As A Security Guard Stuns Many

18 minutes ago

107 🔥

Tycoon Father Employs Son As A Security Guard Stuns Many

Man Takes His Own Life After His Girlfriend Rejected Him Infront Of Family Members

25 minutes ago

55 🔥

Man Takes His Own Life After His Girlfriend Rejected Him Infront Of Family Members

Twenty-One Admitted In The Hospital As Another Tragic Accident Happens Along Malindi-Mombasa Road

25 minutes ago

51 🔥

Twenty-One Admitted In The Hospital As Another Tragic Accident Happens Along Malindi-Mombasa Road

"Found Love Again" says Ex Mother-In-Law Actress After Reigniting Romance With A Mzungu

30 minutes ago

23 🔥

12 Arguable Things People Regret the Most Before They Die

33 minutes ago

59 🔥

12 Arguable Things People Regret the Most Before They Die

Rayvanny Accuses Harmonize of Sending Nudes To His Ex Girlfriend’s Daughter

35 minutes ago

52 🔥

Rayvanny Accuses Harmonize of Sending Nudes To His Ex Girlfriend’s Daughter

"Wacha Ufisi", Rayvanny Accuses Harmonize of Hitting On Kajala And Her Daughter (Video)

37 minutes ago

13 🔥

Manchester United Star Who Was A Serial Cheater Until His Wife Had To Divorce Him

38 minutes ago

26 🔥

Manchester United Star Who Was A Serial Cheater Until His Wife Had To Divorce Him

COMMENTS

View all comments