Historical pedigree tables tell the story. Other monarchs or members of the royal families of Europe who descend from Queen Victoria can also find their place in the following tables.
On 28 Apr 1603 her body was put in a coffin and was taken to Westminster Abbey on an open chariot drawn by four horses hung with black velvet. Her coffin was covered in purple velvet, firmly sealed. This is the final post on the Tudors. Continue reading
Sorry, but it has to be asked. Did she really remain the ‘Virgin’ Queen? Discussion of the men in her life. Specialist historians weigh in.
From her coronation on 15 Jan 1559 to her death on 24 Mar 1603, she ruled for forty-four years. This post skims the surface of the main personal events and lifestyle preferences in those years. Her motto was semper eadem or “Always one and the same.” Did she live up to it?
Under her reign, Spain launched five armadas against England. Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the English colony of Roanoke, North Carolina, by 1585, but it did not last long. Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. And of course Shakespeare wrote many of his plays. Virginia was named after her, since she never married.
Did Elizabeth have to sign Mary’s execution warrant? A tense time with Catholics hatching assassination plots against Elizabeth. A brief biography of Mary.
This short post covers the coronation itself.
Now things get very complicated! Includes a side-by-side comparison.
Her older half-sister, Queen Mary, imprisoned her in the Tower of London. She asked if the scaffold where Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of Nine Day, was beheaded was still up. Terrifying for her.
Born on 18 Feb 1516, crowned on 1 Oct 1553, married on 25 July 1554, dying 17 Nov 1558, she was the first female monarch who ruled over all of England. She acquired the epithet “Bloody Mary.”