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15 January 1559 – The coronation of Elizabeth I, Gloriana

| January 15, 2016

15 January 1559 – The coronation of Elizabeth I, Gloriana

On this day in history, 15th January 1559, Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle, at Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth was just twenty-five years old and would be the longest reigning Tudor monarch, ruling England for over forty-four years. She has gone […]

15 January 1559 – Elizabeth I is Crowned Queen

| January 15, 2014

15 January 1559 – Elizabeth I is Crowned Queen

On this day in history, the 15th January 1559, at 12pm, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen. She was the third of Henry VIII’s children to become monarch and she was the last of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth had inherited the throne from her half-sister Mary I, who had died on the 17th November 1558, and […]