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Death of Queen Elizabeth I – 24th March 1603

| March 24, 2012

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 […]

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 […]