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 I’s funeral and her resting place in my post “The Death of Elizabeth I” so I won’t repeat it here, but her death was the end of an era, the end of a Golden Age and the end of the Tudor line.

What Henry VIII had feared during his reign happened in that of his daughter – the Tudor line ended. However, Elizabeth I’s successor, James VI of Scotland, did have Tudor blood. James was the son of Elizabeth’s nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots, but he was also the great-grandson of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, Tudor blood definitely flowed through his veins. I will be writing more about James VI of Scotland/James I of England very shortly.

Funeral Procession of Elizabeth I