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 enjoying a lovely bouquet. Unfortunately, it’s not Mother’s Day where I am!

On Mothering Sunday, the day on which we give thanks to mothers everywhere and appreciate what they do for us, my thoughts always turn to Elizabeth I, whose mother was cruelly taken from her when she was just two years old. She wouldn’t have remembered her mother but she was fortunate to have other women in her life to help her. Here are some resources to find out more…

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