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

6 thoughts on “The Funeral of Elizabeth I

  1. I there any connection – bloodwise – between Elizabeth II and the Tudors? I understand that it diverted through the Stuarts, but the connections seems tenuous…….. Pls comment.

    1. There is actually a relationship between Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II as they both have/had Boleyn blood. Elizabeth II is descended from Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary Carey (née Boleyn).

  2. There IS a relationship between Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II as the latter is decided from James V of Scotland, Elizabeth I’s First cousin – so they are First cousins sixteen times removed.

  3. Elizabeth II is Elizabeth I’s first cousin sixteen times removed as she is descended from James V of Scotland, Elizabeth I’s first cousin.

    1. And Princes William and Harry are descended from Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn and aunt of Elizabeth I, through their mother’s Spencer family tree and via their paternal grandmother the Queen’s Boleyn links. It is fascinating.

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