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1559 – Coronation of Elizabeth I

15 Jan

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Today marks the day that Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.  The festivities began a day before with a procession through London, but it wasn’t until January 15 that the Crown of Saint Edward was placed upon her head and she was anointed with holy oil to symbolize that she was God and England’s chosen.  She wore a gown made of cloth of gold and an ermine-lined cloak, pictured above in the official portrait made to mark the occasion.  Elizabeth would go on to reign as sole sovereign in her own right for forty-four years, becoming the longest reigning monarch at the time, her rule becoming known as England’s Golden Age.  The last surviving member of the Tudor family, she died at Richmond Palace on 24 March 1603 at the age of sixty-nine and was succeeded by her cousin, Scotland’s James VI, effectively uniting the two nations.

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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in British Royalty, The Tudors

 

5 responses to “1559 – Coronation of Elizabeth I

  1. Cynthia Henthorn de Carlo

    October 7, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    A most excellent blog to find! Elizabeth I, Queen of England, was my childhood hero. I admired her greatly because, as I would say as a young girl, “because she was in charge.” : )

     
    • stokerpoe19

      October 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM

      Thank you, Cynthia! In that case you may also enjoy another short article I wrote about Elizabeth called Courting the Virgin, which you can find under The Tudors category link. There will also be more posts to come, so please feel free to stick around!

       
      • Cynthia Henthorn de Carlo

        October 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

        COOL! I love the entire site you’ve set up! Very enterprising : ) BTW, are we friends on FB yet?

         
      • stokerpoe19

        October 11, 2016 at 5:51 PM

        I believe we are. =)

         
      • Cynthia Henthorn de Carlo

        October 11, 2016 at 6:13 PM

        Yes, we are now, Nicki! : )

        I would LOVE to see Elizabeth I in a debate with Donald Trump. She would have verbally skewered him thoroughly.

         

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