The Household of Elizabeth Tudor

| February 1, 2011

In a letter to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, in 1549, regarding her governess Kat Ashley’s imprisonment in the Tower of London, Elizabeth famously wrote:- “We are more bound to them that bringeth us up well, than to our parents, for our parents do that which is natural for them, that is bringeth us into […]

Elizabeth the Prisoner

| March 18, 2010

Elizabeth was imprisoned at the Tower of London in the Queen’s Lodgings between March and May 1554 after being implicated in Wyatt’s Rebellion. You can find out more about her imprisonment in the following article and video:- The Imprisonment of Elizabeth When Elizabeth as released on the 19th May 1554 she was sent to Woodstock […]

Happy Birthday Good Queen Bess!

| September 7, 2009

On this day in history, our heroine Queen Elizabeth I of England was born at Greenwich Palace. Although her parents were initially disappointed that she was not a longed for son and heir, they celebrated the birth of the little Princess Elizabeth, named after both of her grandmothers, and arranged a lavish christening for her. […]


| August 19, 2009

7th September 1533 – Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, gives birth to Elizabeth at Greenwich Palace. 10th September 1533 – The new Princess Elizabeth is given a lavish christening at Greenwich Palace. 15th May – Anne Boleyn is tried and foundguilty of treason (by adultery, incest and plotting the King’s death) and sentenced […]

Poem – A Princess’ Christening

| August 5, 2009

This poem about the christening of the baby Princess Elizabeth, is actually part of a series of poems about the life of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn. If you are interested in reading the series, you can find the poems on our sister site – A Princess’ Christening For the Princess’ christening, Anne wanted the […]