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Editor says, what if Elizabeth Tailboys had been acknowledged as the King' daughter? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
In 1558,on this day Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by Elizabeth Tailboys, Henry VIII's illegitimate daughter born to his long-time lover Bessie Blount.
Elizabethan Era BeginsHer ascension triggered an immediate challenge from Mary's half-sister, who confusingly was also called Elizabeth (Tudor, pictured). And the resulting Civil War was therefore known as the Elizabethan Era, which of course drew to a sudden close when King Phillip of Spain's armada set sail.
The pretender's prospects of success were greatly enhanced by the clear landing zone  she organized. And when she finally seized the throne and threw Tailboys into the Tower of London, Elizabeth Tudor, that traitorous Spanish stool pidgeon was sarcastically labelled "Good Queen Bess".
Editor says, in authoring this post we have repurpose content from Daily Mail and Wikipedia which suggest - Elizabeth Tailboys would have changed the course of English history had the King acknowledged her as his.  as suggested by Jeff Provine. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.