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Birth of Elizabeth I

Posted in Anniversary, History, Royalty on Saturday, 28 August 2010

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picture, Queen Elizabeth I being greeted by Sir Walter Raleigh

Queen Elizabeth I being greeted by Sir Walter Raleigh. Illustration by C. L. Doughty

7 September marks the anniversary of the birth of Queen Elizabeth I in 1533. Her lineage to the throne was through her father, Henry VIII, but as she was the daughter of Anne Boleyn (declared a traitor by her husband and beheaded), she was deemed illegitimate and her brother, Edward became King, followed by Lady Jane Grey (for a mere nine days) and Mary I. Elizabeth became queen in 1558 following Mary’s death.

She reigned for 44 years, the last Tudor monarch. She was known as Good Queen Bess and the Elizabethan era is today remembered as a time of great literature (Shakespeare, Marlowe) and seafaring prowess (Sir Francis Drake). Her reign ended with her death in 1603

More pictures relating to Elizabeth I and her reign can be found here. A great many more illustrations relating to British royalty can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

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