7 September 1533 – The Birth of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace

On 7th September 1533, Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace. Her parents were King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn.

Her birth, although initially a disappointment, was a joyous occasion, but nobody on that September day realised that this baby would grow up to be a great Queen of England, a queen who would rule for over 44 years and who would be known for her Golden Age and England’s defeat of the Spanish Armada: the iconic Elizabeth I.

You can find out more about her and her reign on this website – use the Google Search box for specific topics, or the “Categories” section in the left-hand side menu.

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