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Who was the Queen when Shakespeare was alive?

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When Shakespeare was alive, the Queen was Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I would die in 1603 and a King, King James I, would take her place, with Shakespeare passing in 1616.

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Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I had a positive relationship as Queen Elizabeth I liked to nurture the arts. She enjoyed music, dancing, plays, painting and other art forms. Shakespeare paid tribute to the Queen in a few of his works, as did other artists. Shakespeare wrote many plays, poems and sonnets that he shared with the court and others that he kept private. Little is known about Shakespeare's life and much has been left to conjecture; therefore, the full nature of Shakespeare's relationship with Queen Elizabeth I is unknown.

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