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Elizabeth I’s Act of Uniformity and Act of Supremacy – A Middle Road?

On this day in Tudor history, 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity…

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Elizabeth I’s Coronation – 15 January 1559

At midday on January 15th 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey – Long Live the…

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30 November 1601 – Elizabeth I’s Golden Speech

On this day in history, 30th November 1601, Elizabeth I delivered her famous Golden Speech to the House of Commons,…

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15th January 1559 – The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I

On the 15th January 1559, a day chosen by her astrologer Dr John Dee, a triumphant Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of…

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Glamour in Austerity

Thank you so much to Evangelia Palios on Twitter for telling me about Lisa Jardine’s radio programme “Glamour in Austerity”…

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Sir Francis Drake Sets Off on his Circumnavigation – 13 December 1577

On this day in history, 13th December 1577,  Sir Francis Drake finally left Plymouth with his fleet of five ships…

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Elizabeth I’s Golden Speech

Apologies for not posting about Elizabeth I’s famous Golden Speech yesterday on its 410th anniversary, yesterday was just one of…

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17th November 1558 – Elizabeth I Becomes Queen

On this day in history, 17th November 1558, Mary I died after a reign of just five years and Elizabeth…

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7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, Gloriana

On this day in history, 7th September 1533, Elizabeth Tudor, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Greenwich Palace….

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8 May 1559 – Act of Uniformity

Apologies for not writing much on here at the moment, I’m rather caught up with the countdown to the execution…

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Singeing the King of Spain’s Beard – April 1587

On the 19th April 1587 Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz on the Spanish coast and led a…

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Elizabeth I’s Death – 24 March 1603

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, died…

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Mary I versus Elizabeth I

Today is Mary I’s birthday as she was born in the early hours of the 18th February 1516 at the…

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Sir Francis Drake

On 28th January 1596, Sir Francis Drake’s remains and those of his second cousin, Admiral Sir John Hawkins, were buried…

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In Praise of Queens – Why Women Should Reign over Britannia

Historian and author, Dominic Sandbrook, has written a very interesting article for the UK’s “Daily Mail” entitled Why we should…

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The Coronation of Elizabeth I – 15th January 1559

On this day in history, the 15th January 1559, at 12pm, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen. She was the third…

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Elizabeth I Travels to London

On this day in history, Wednesday 23rd November 1558, Elizabeth I left Hatfield and processed to London. David Starkey writes…

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The Death of Mary I and the Accession of Elizabeth I

On the 16th November 1558, at around midnight, Mary I received the last rites. A few hours later, at 6am…

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Spanish Armada 9 – God Blew and They Were Scattered

On this day in history, the 20th August 1588, a thanksgiving service was held at St Paul’s in London to…

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Painting the Armada Exhibition

Visitors to London this summer will be able to visit a wonderful exhibition of six huge paintings of the Spanish…

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The Spanish Armada 8 – Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech

On the 9th August 1588 (old calendar) Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury. In her article “The…

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The Spanish Armada 7 – Elizabeth I Visits Tilbury

Even though the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were homeward bound, England was still expecting to be threatened by…

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The Spanish Armada 6 – The Spanish Fleet Homeward Bound

By the first week of August 1588, the battered, defeated and demoralised Spanish Armada had started the first part of…

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The Spanish Armada 5 – The Protestant Wind

On the 30th July 1588 the wind changed and the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were forced northwards and…

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The Spanish Armada 4: The Battle of Gravelines

The day after the English had wrecked the crescent formation of the Spanish Armada and caused havoc, they attacked the…

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The Spanish Armada 3: The Hell-burners

At midnight on this day in history, the 28th July 1588, five hell-burners were ordered to be sent amongst the…

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The Spanish Armada 1: The Assembling of Troops at Tilbury Fort

On this day in history, the 26th July 1588, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort, the fort built on the…

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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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Act of Uniformity 1559

On the 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy which had…

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Elizabeth I’s Reign – Just Survival?

I have been reading G J Meyer’s The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, which is an…