Her father murdered her mother and sent her away to live as a virtual prisoner with a distant relative. Then her sister became queen and tried to kill her. Its a miracle that poor Elizabeth turned out as well as she did. Not only did she bring peace and stability to a suffering people, she turned England from an insignificant little island into the most glorious and powerful country in Europe. But, terrified that her power might fall into the wrong hands, Elizabeth steadfastly refused to marry as far as she concerned husbands meant only one thing: trouble!