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Elizabeth I is Crowned – 15 January 1559

| January 15, 2013

Elizabeth I is Crowned – 15 January 1559

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 […]

Elizabeth I’s Coronation Procession – 14 January 1559

| January 14, 2013

Elizabeth I’s Coronation Procession – 14 January 1559

On this day in history, 14th January 1559, at 3pm, Elizabeth I left the Tower for her eve of coronation procession in a cloth of gold litter carried by two mules. As she passed the Tower of London menagerie, Elizabeth prayed to God, thanking him for her deliverance, like that of Daniel from the lion’s […]

15 January 1559 – Coronation of Elizabeth I

| January 15, 2012

15 January 1559 – Coronation of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 15th January 1559, Queen Elizabeth I was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle. It was a triumphant moment for the 25 year old woman who had spent part of her half-sister’s reign imprisoned or under house arrest and who was the daughter of Anne Boleyn, […]