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Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603), born Elizabeth Tudor, was the Queen of England and Ireland, reigning from 17 November 1558 until her death. She was the daughter of Henry VIII of England by his second wife Anne Boleyn and was the half-sister of Mary I. She was the last monarch of the House of Tudor and was succeeded by her cousin James VI of Scotland.

Biography[]

Seeking to help Elizabeth ascend the throne,[1] the Assassins killed the Templar affiliated Queen Mary in 1558.[2] She remained a close ally of the Assassin Brotherhood.[3] Elizabeth came into the possession of an Apple of Eden, which she kept hidden inside a globus cruciger.[4]

In 1600, Elizabeth issued a Royal Charter that allowed the founding of the East India Company.[5]

The mathematician and consultant of Elizabeth, John Dee, knew of the Apple and its powers. After her death in 1603, Dee sent a painting of Elizabeth wielding the artifact during the Judgement of Paris to Elizabeth Jane Weston, the stepdaughter of his former colleague Edward Kelley, as a wedding present.[6]

Legacy[]

Details of Elizabeth I's Apple were later collected by the Assassin Clay Kaczmarek in 2012 and hidden in the Animus for his successor, Desmond Miles to find,[4] which he did in September of that year.[7]

In October 2016, during Inner Sanctum Master Templar Simon Hathaway's search for Jeanne d'Arc's Sword of Eden he reflected on how history had forgotten his ancestor Gabriel Laxart and scoffed at the idea of the concept of reincarnation, thinking that people who believed they were new incarnations of people always believed they were important figures like Queen Elizabeth or King Arthur.[8]

Behind the scenes[]

A deleted database entry in Assassin's Creed III for the Apples of Eden revealed that Templars working for Elizabeth sent out an envoy to Masyaf in the final years of the 16th century to find and recover the Apple of Eden from the Library of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad.

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