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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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17 November 1558 – This is the Lord’s doing: it is marvellous in our eyes

“This is the Lord’s doing: it is marvellous in our eyes”. These are the words from Psalm 118 said to…

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19 July 1553 – Mary Proclaimed Queen in London

On the 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother, Edward VI, Mary was proclaimed Queen in…

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10 July 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Proclaimed Queen

On the afternoon of Monday 10th July 1553 a party of people arrived at the Tower of London by barge….

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8 July 1553 – Mary Declares Herself Queen

On Saturday 8th July 1553 at her home, Kenninghall in Norfolk, Mary Tudor declared herself Queen. She had been informed…

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28th April 1603 – Elizabeth I’s Funeral

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I’s funeral took place in London. I have written in detail…

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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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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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1st October 1553 – Mary I Crowned Queen

Yes, on the 1st October 1553, England’s first crowned queen regnant, Mary I, was crowned at Westminster Abbey. You can…

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22 August 1553 – Execution of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland

On this day in history, 22nd August 1553, John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, was executed on…

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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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Congratulations to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his bride Catherine Middleton on their Wedding Day!

Today, the 29th April 2011, we celebrate the wedding of Prince William, who has just been made Duke of Cambridge,…

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28 April 1603 – Funeral of Elizabeth I

I apologise for not writing a new article on today, the anniversary of Elizabeth I’s funeral in 1603, but I…

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Edward VI is Crowned King – 20 February 1547

On the 20th February 1547, just under a month after the death of his father, Henry VIII, nine year old…

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The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots – 8th February 1587

On this day in history, Wednesday 8th February 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle.The warrant for…

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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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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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Remember Remember the 5th November!

“Remember remember the 5th November” is a rhyme that many of us were taught in school, although perhaps not the…

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Happy Wedding Anniversary Mary I and Philip of Spain!

On this day in history, 25th July 1554, the feast day of St James, Mary I married Philip of Spain…

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Elizabeth I – Queen of PR

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled “Elizabeth I’s Image” which was based on the BBC series “The…

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The Funeral of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth…

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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…

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The Death of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace aged 69 bringing the…

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Elizabeth I’s Image

This post continues from The Anne Boleyn Files post “Henry VIII’s England” which is an article on last night’s episode…

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Lady Jane Grey Facts

On this day in history, the 12th February 1554, Elizabeth’s cousin (once removed) Lady Jane Grey was executed on Tower…

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RIP Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, on the 11th February 1466, Elizabeth of York was born and on her 37th birthday,…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two-part article commemorating the anniversary of the…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part One

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Elizabeth I’s arch enemy, cousin (once removed) and fellow queen, Mary…

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Elizabeth I – Her Father’s Daughter and the Lion’s Cub

As someone who spend a lot of time researching Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn, and her tragic end, I find it…