19th May 1554 – Elizabeth is Released from the Tower of London

| May 19, 2012

On the 19th May 1554, the future Elizabeth I was released from the Tower of London and escorted to Woodstock, where she was put under house-arrest. As Elizabeth walked out of the royal lodgings of the Tower, she must have thought of her mother, Queen Anne Boleyn, who had been beheaded exactly 18 years ago, […]

19 May 1554 – Elizabeth Released from the Tower of London

| May 19, 2011

On this day in history, 19th May 1554, the 18th anniversary of her mother Anne Boleyn’s execution at the Tower of London, Elizabeth was released from her prison in the Tower of London and placed under house arrest. She had been a prisoner there since 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, after her half-sister, Queen Mary […]

Elizabeth Taken to the Tower – 18 March 1554

| March 18, 2011

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, the twenty year old Lady Elizabeth was escorted to the Tower of London and imprisoned there. Can you imagine her terror, being taken to the place where her mother was imprisoned and executed? You can read all about it in my article “The Imprisonment of Elizabeth”.

The Tower of London

| September 22, 2010

Just a quick post to let you know about a wonderful article on the Daily Mail website which gives information about the Ceremony of the Keys and also the history of the royal menagerie, the animals that were housed at the Tower from the reign of King John in the 13th century until the last […]

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 […]

The Imprisonment of Elizabeth

| March 18, 2010

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty year old Elizabeth was taken to the Tower of London, the place where her mother had been imprisoned and where her mother and one of her stepmothers had been executed. We can only imagine the sheer terror she felt when Mary I’s council […]

Elizabeth and Mary Part 3

| October 27, 2009

This is part three of my series on Elizabeth I and Mary I and the relationship they had as half-sisters. Please read Part1 and Part 2 to find out about their relationship in childhood and in the early years of Mary I’s reign. Today, I will examine their volatile relationship and how it deteriorated even […]