ELIZABETH'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FATHER
As a child Elizabeth rarely visited her father at the palace.
Henry VIII would send someone to make inquiries about her health
She had no clue that her father had on several occasions had sporatic
plans to marry her off , but it never came to pass with her being considered a bastard and her mother's lustful reputation
When Elizabeth was eight years old her second cousin
Katherine Howard was beheaded for committing adultery which brought back the terrifying way in which her mother dided.
Henry never intentionally expected her education would prepare
her to become Queen.
Elizabeth was not beautiful ,but she was appealing to the eye.
She had inherited her father's red hair and hooked nose. She inherited
her long pale face , pointed chin and wity eyes from her mother.
Elizabeth was well composed, well mannered and possed a certain
gravity and was described as a wity and gentile young lady.
She was also a strong minded woman and strived to work hard in
everything she did.
When she was younger Elizabeth and Mary had a good relationship.
Mary became a mother figure towards her lavishing her
with yellow satin for a gown, spending money, jewelery and perfume.
When Elizabeth got older Mary began to resent Elizabeth when she
grea to look more and more like her mother.
Her relationship with Edward was much closer than the one
she had with her sister.
The reason was because both of their mother's died tragically
when they were younger and they shared the same admiration for their father, it brought them closer together.
After their father died their step mother Katherine Parr married
Sir Thomas Seymour.
It is said that Katherine suspected that there was a relationship
going on between her husband and their step daughter so she sent Elizabeth to France to stop the gossip.
After Katherine died Seymour wanted to marry Elizabeth,but she
politely declined his proposal.