My history hero: Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

"More than any other person, Elizabeth is responsible for the England we know today. She was a very strong, determined leader": Former Conservative party leader Michael Howard chooses Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I, shown in a portrait commemorating victory over the Armada. (Photo by Photo 12/UIG via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the August 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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