- Jean Belmain - French Tutor
- Richard Cox - Provost of Eton taught Greek and Latin
- John Cheke
- William Grindal - appointed as personal Tutor to Elizabeth but died of the plague in 1548
- He was replaced by Roger Ascham
John Dee was known to have taught the sons of John Dudley Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology. It is possible that John Dee also taught Elizabeth.
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The Education of Elizabeth - her lessons and studies
Elizabeth was taught a range of different lessons as part of a standard curriculum for the royal children. Her studies included languages, grammar, theology, history, rhetoric, logic, philosophy, arithmetic, logic, literature, geometry, and music. She was also taught religious studies. Great attention was given to the study of languages. Roger Ascham’s most widely known and accepted educational device was the art of double translation. Roger Ascham wrote that Elizabeth developed a style that
" grows out of the subject; chaste because it is suitable, and beautiful because it is clear [...] Her ears are so well practised in discriminating all these things and her judgement is so good, that in all Greek, Latin, and English compositions there is nothing so loose on the one hand or so concise on the other which she does not immediately attend to, and either reject with disgust or receive with pleasure as the case may be."
The daily lessons were divided into the morning lesson and the afternoon lesson. Cicero and Livy were closely studied. By the age of eleven Elizabeth was able to speak fluently in six languages - French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Welsh and of course English. Ascham praised Elizabeth for her aptitude in learning languages and her retentive memory.
The Education of Elizabeth
Elizabeth was often considered a serious child due to her amazing capacity for and her love of learning. But she also enjoyed playing, just like other children. Her education also included non-academic subjects befitting a lady of her rank and status. These other lessons included sewing, embroidery, dancing, music, archery, riding and hunting. Roger Ascham also remarked that Elizabeth had the intelligence of a man and this held her in good stead in the years of her reign. Her handwriting was beautiful and her elegant style can be seen from examples of her signature.
Teenage Scandal of Princess Elizabeth