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28th April 1603 – Elizabeth I’s Funeral

| April 28, 2012

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I’s funeral took place in London. I have written in detail about the funeral before, so here is an extract from my previous article… After her death on 24th March 1603, the body of Queen Elizabeth I was placed inside a lead coffin and carried by […]

Death of Queen Elizabeth I – 24th March 1603

| March 24, 2012

28 April 1603 – Funeral of Elizabeth I

| April 28, 2011

I apologise for not writing a new article on today, the anniversary of Elizabeth I’s funeral in 1603, but I don’t think Elizabeth would mind as I’m knee deep in primary sources to do with the fall of her mother, Anne Boleyn, in 1536 and also getting ready for a party to celebrate the wedding […]

Elizabeth I’s Death – 24 March 1603

| March 24, 2011

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, died at Richmond Palace. Elizabeth I’s death was the end of an era in so many ways: the end of England’s Golden Age, the end of a long reign (over 44 years) and the end of […]

Elizabeth I, Mary I and Pope Benedict XVI

| September 23, 2010

I found it interesting that Pope Benedict XVI, on his visit to Westminster Abbey in London, spoke of the chapel where the Catholic Mary I and the Protestant Elizabeth I are buried together, and said that he hoped and prayed that their burial together might be a sign of future reconciliation between the Catholic and […]

The Funeral of Elizabeth I

| April 28, 2010

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth I’s funeral and her resting place in my post “The Death of Elizabeth I” so I won’t repeat it here, but her death was the end of an era, the end of a Golden Age […]

The Death of Elizabeth I

| March 24, 2010

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace aged 69 bringing the rule of the Tudor dynasty to an end. Elizabeth I had reigned for 44 years and 127 days and her reign was known as “The Golden Age”. She was the longest reigning Tudor monarch. Depression […]

Witches, Wenches and Weakness

| September 25, 2009

In Wednesday’s episode of “Elizabeth’s Women” on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week programme, the roles and duties of Elizabeth’s ladies were discussed, and today’s episode also focuses on Elizabeth’s ladies and the relationships the Queen had with them as she aged. Witches Tracy Borman writes of how Sir Walter Raleigh (or Ralegh) had […]