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Elizabeth I is Crowned – 15 January 1559

Posted By on January 15, 2013

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.

3 thoughts on “Elizabeth I is Crowned – 15 January 1559”

  1. Dawn 1st says:

    ‘Elizabeth shall be a greater Queen than any King of yours. She will rule a greater England than you could ever have built!! Yes! MY Elizabeth shall be Queen, and my blood would have been well spent…’
    Speech by Anne Boleyn in ‘Anne of a Thousand Days’. Fiction I know, but sums it up perfectly.

  2. You did well Anne, you did well!

  3. Baroness Von Reis says:

    Elizabeth 1,Truely the greatest Queen ever she infact a better Queen then any King Henry could have had! A very clever Queen,as we know Queen Mary left England in a broken state, Queen Elizabeth 1 left to clean her mess up and that she did.The Queen didnot marry Spain ,with good reason her pirates were busy robbing the spanish ships comming back from the new world with,gold,sliver,gems ect;The Queen had a very good pirate,he was the son of a farmer ,with a love for building ships,they were smaller and could maneuver faster ,then the large spanish ships and posed know threat . Spain was in for a surprise,as these ships were ready and well armed to take Spainish ships quick work.Queen Elizabeth 1, gave her ok ,the go head and that is how the Great Queen pulled England out of near ruein.England truely crowned a brave ,strong, smart women,the child by Queen Anne of England. Baroness

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