I haven't seen any mention of her actually paying her respects to her mother's grave in the chapel but the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula is the Chapel Royal of the Tower of London so Elizabeth would have visited it.


5 thoughts on “Did Elizabeth I ever visit her mother`s grave?”

  1. dewey wingate jr says:

    i love all thinngs tudor, royal, and english

  2. Ines says:

    Why Elizabeth I did not build an appropriated grave for her mother??

    1. Claire says:

      I think Elizabeth felt that it was better to let sleeping dogs lie when her mother had been executed as a condemned traitor and Elizabeth had been declared illegitimate. There were many people blackening Anne’s name at this time and Elizabeth was facing challenges to her throne so it was best to keep her feelings for Anne and what happened private.

  3. THOMAS says:

    There is no reason to think that Elizabeth WOULDN’T have visited the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, but it really was the chapel for the military and servants assigned to the Tower of London. The royal family would have attended services (Catholic or reformed) in the chapel of St. John, in the White Tower. Despite the equality preached by the Gospels, royalty and aristocrats were very big on having their own, more private and sumptuous, surroundings.

    Elizabeth also did not (really one of the first monarchs) use the Tower of London much as a palace. By her time, the pleasure palaces of Greenwich, Nonesuch, Windsor and, of course, Wolsey’s Whitehall were more in vogue.

    Perhaps Queen Elizabeth did like remembering that she was once a prisoner in the Tower and that her mother and other Howard relatives lost their lives there. Who knows?

  4. Siobhan says:

    I feel like Elizabeth would have thought about visiting her mother, but the accusations against her mother and of course herself, obviously would have put a stop to any thoughts of visiting her mothers grave.
    But I do also like to think, that she would have done so privately, or even thought about her, prayed for her.
    It’s not something that we can say that she had done, as non of us lived during that time. The only thing we know is that she did care about her mother, as she kept a ring with two miniatures inside of herself and possibly her mother. Maybe that was her closure, she didn’t have to visit. So she kept her close?

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