On this day in Tudor history, at Richmond Palace, sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, the only daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, “departed from this life, mildly like a lamb”.
She had ruled for over forty-four years, since 17th November 1558, and her reign has gone down in history as a “Golden Age”.
You can find my “on this day in Tudor history” video below, about Elizabeth I’s death, but if you prefer reading articles then you can click here to read a primary source account of her last hours.
RIP Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I.
P.S. People have been asking me on YouTube about my Elizabeth I t-shirt and how to buy it. You can find it here.