January 15 – Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, is crowned queen

On this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1559, twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, was crowned at Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle.

Elizabeth had become queen on 17th November 1558, on the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary I, and ruled until her own death on 24th March 1603.

You can read more about Elizabeth I’s coronation in an article here, or watch the video below.

And on this day in 1569, Elizabeth’s cousin, Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys and daughter of Mary Boleyn, died at Hampton Court Palace. She was about 45 years old…

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