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7 September – Birth of Queen Elizabeth I, Gloriana

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, at Greenwich Palace, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a daughter who would grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over 44 years.

Happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)!

Find out more about her birth, the reactions and celebrations in today's talk.

You can find out more about Elizabeth I and her reign in this 60-second history video:

Find out more about Elizabeth I in our Tudor Society e-book on her - click here and use the search box to search for articles and resources.
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