Friday, January 15, 2010

Today in History, Elizabeth I Crowned Queen Of England

Today is the day that Queen Elizabeth I stepped into the light and became Queen of England. I say it was the day she stepped into the light because prior to becoming queen she was always in the dark shadows of the Tudor court. 451 years later she still is such a fascinating woman.

"I will be as good unto ye as ever a Queen was unto her people. No will in me can lack, neither do I trust shall there lack any power. And persuade yourselves that for the safety and quietness of you all I will not spare if need be to spend my blood." (Elizabeth to the Lord Mayor and people of London on the eve of her Coronation)

"I will have here but one mistress and no master.
" (Elizabeth to Robert Dudley)

For further reading on Elizabeth I be sure and check out my other posts on her.
Her birthday
Loosing Robert Dudley
Sundays Art: Elizabeth I
Robert Dudley's Birthday
Execution of Anne Boleyn
Elizabeth's Passing


  1. It was also the anniversary of her father being named Supreme Head of the Church of England. Ironic? :)

  2. Oh, I love thee! I, who love her so, actually had no idea this was the anniversary of her crowning. Shocking, true?! Thank you for commemorating this auspicious occasion!

  3. Robin, that I did not know thank you for sharing. I do have a very ironic post coming up on Henry VII and Henry VIII. I think you will find it very interesting.

    thetruebookaddict, I keep a tally of important dates in history because I find them so interesting to read about. I am glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. Not to give you too much detail yet, Lizzy, on the next book I'm working on, but...I just got done writing about Elizabeth I's coronation -- from the perspective of the person responsible for all of the planning and making sure nothing went wrong. And, of course, something will indeed go very, very wrong. :)

  5. oooh a mystery hu? Sounds really good Christine. I love Elizabeth she was so ahead of her time. A woman that even todays modern women can admire for her strength.

  6. Thanks for posting this, Lizzy... I love Elizabeth I! And Christine's book sounds good...

  7. Hello Christy! I know right if you love history Elizabeth I is such a major part of it you can not love history with out loving her.

    Christine's book does sound good and I cannot wait to read it.


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