Elizabeth I is Crowned – 15 January 1559

On this day in history, at midday on 15th January 1559, the 25 year-old daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle.

Elizabeth I ruled England for over 44 years and her reign is known as “The Golden Age”.

Trivia: Elizabeth incorporated many elements from Anne Boleyn’s lavish 1533 coronation into her coronation – see A Tale of Two Coronations for more on that.

The following articles give more information on Elizabeth’s coronation:

Picture: Roland Hui’s miniature of Elizabeth I’s coronation panel portrait. It can be purchased on our shop – click here.

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