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The Tudor Society

7 September 1533 – The birth of Elizabeth I

At three o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday 7th September 1533, the eve of the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace.

Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and she came to the throne following the death of her older half-sister, Queen Mary I, on 17th November 1558. She reigned for over forty-four years, until her death on 24th March 1603, and her reign became known as a "golden age". Elizabeth I has gone down in history as Good Queen Bess, the Virgin Queen and Gloriana.

Here are some resources for finding out more about her and you can find more by using the search box on the site:

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and enjoy some Elizabeth I portraits and engravings:

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7 September 1533 – The birth of Elizabeth I