24 March 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond Palace

On this day in Tudor history, 24th March 1603, sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, the only daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, “departed from this life, mildly like a lamb” at Richmond Palace.

Elizabeth I had ruled England for over forty-four years, since 17th November 1558, and her reign has gone down in history as a “Golden Age”.

Here’s the video I did on Elizabeth I’s death:

If you prefer reading articles, then you can click here to read a primary source account of Elizabeth I’s last hours.

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