On this day in history, 15th January 1559, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII was crowned Queen Elizabeth I.
Elizabeth Tudor had risen above her illegitimate status and the reputation of her mother to become monarch and she was to be one of the greatest monarchs of English history. She may have been “the lion’s cub” but she was also Anne Boleyn’s legacy.
You can read more about her coronation over at The Elizabeth Files – see The Coronation of Elizabeth I – 15th January 1559 but you may also be interested in the following articles:-
- A Tale of Two Coronations
- Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I
- Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I – Part 2