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Mary I releases Elizabeth from the Tower of London

On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1554, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Elizabeth (the future Queen…

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Not forgetting what words her grace’s mother said to me – Matthew Parker, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

On 17th December 1559, just over a year after Queen Elizabeth I had come to the throne, 55-year-old Matthew Parker…

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Wyatt dies proclaiming Elizabeth’s innocence

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1554, in the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I, Sir Thomas…

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Elizabeth is arrested and taken to the Tower!

On this day in Tudor history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII by his second…

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Mothering Sunday – Elizabeth I, her mother and mother figures

Happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating today! I know it’s Mother’s Day in the UK and my mum is…

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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…

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10 October 1562 – Elizabeth I Contracted Smallpox

On 10th October 1562, the twenty-nine year-old Elizabeth I was taken ill at Hampton Court Palace, with what was thought…

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

On the 19th May 1554, the future Elizabeth I was released from the Tower of London and escorted to Woodstock,…

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Death of Roger Ascham – 30 December 1568

Scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham died on this day in history, 30th December 1568, after being taken ill on…

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19 May 1554 – Elizabeth Released from the Tower of London

On this day in history, 19th May 1554, the 18th anniversary of her mother Anne Boleyn’s execution at the Tower…

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Thomas Seymour’s Execution – 20 March 1549

On this day in history, the 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, husband…

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Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Illegitimate Siblings

In my previous article on Elizabeth I’s early life, Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Family Background, I looked at Elizabeth’s…

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Elizabeth Taken to the Tower – 18 March 1554

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, the twenty year old Lady Elizabeth was escorted to the Tower of…

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Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Family Background

Recently, I’ve had a few people asking me about Elizabeth I’s early life, so I decided to do a series…

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The Household of Elizabeth Tudor

In a letter to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, in 1549, regarding her governess Kat Ashley’s imprisonment in the Tower…

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Elizabeth Returns to Hatfield

On this day in history, the 18th October 1555, Elizabeth finally received permission from her half-sister, Mary I, to leave…

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Elizabeth I the Poet – The Woodstock Etchings

What some people do not realise is that Elizabeth I was a very accomplished writer, something which could be attributed…

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Elizabeth I’s Christening – 10th September 1533

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th September 1533, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was christened…

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7th September 1533 – The Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of the 7th September at Greenwich Palace, a great Queen was born. This little…

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RIP Catherine Parr

In the early hours of the 5th September 1548, a woman who had had a profound influence on the teenage…

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Elizabeth I and Somerset House

On this day in history, the 30th July 1553, Princess Elizabeth left her new home, Somerset House, to ride to…

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The Cambridge Connections – Part 2

This is the second part of author Robert Parry’s examination of the “Cambridge Connections” which Anne Boleyn gave her daughter,…

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The Cambridge Connections

Back at the beginning of May, I wrote an article entitled “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” where I mentioned the…

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Katherine the Queen by Linda Porter

Historian and author Linda Porter concludes her Katherine Parr biography with:- “The adult Elizabeth was very much the product of…

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RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed after being found guilty of…

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The Mirror of the Sinful Soul

Today, on Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday), the day we commemorate the Last Supper which Jesus Christ shared with his…

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The Execution of Thomas Seymour

On this day in history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour the 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, was beheaded after being…

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The Imprisonment of Elizabeth

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty year old Elizabeth was taken to the Tower…

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Elizabeth I and Mother Figures

I’ve just written an article over at The Anne Boleyn Files, entitled “Anne Boleyn: The Mother”, looking at Anne’s short…

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Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part Two

Continued from Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One I ended Part One of my series on Catherine Parr…