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Elizabeth I

(1533–1603). Queen of Eng. 1558–1603. Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Steered middle course in religion; completed establishment of Angl. Ch., that is, it was made the state ch.; in 1563 she authorized the Lat. text of the Thirty-nine Articles adopted 1562; excommunicated 1570; took severe measures against dissenters. See also Anglican Confessions, 6; England, B 6; Popes, 21.

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