“beseeching you to be [a] good lord to my lady…that she may have some raiment for she hath neither gown, not kirtle nor sleeves, nor railes, nor body stitchets, nor handkerchiefs, nor mufflers nor biggins.
Between 3 and 4pm on the afternoon of Sunday 7 September 1533 in the 25th year of King Henry VIII’s reign Queen Anne Boleyn was delivered of a ‘fair lady’ ie daughter at the King’s Manor at Greenwich. 711 more words
Much of what we knew about Queen Elizabeth I came through the Victorian ‘heroic and adulatory prism’ of history school, particularly the 17thc ‘fawning glosses’ of Robert Norton, translator of William Camden’s ‘Annales’.511 more words
On this day in 1533 my fellow Virgo and one of my favourite queens was born. Elizabeth Tudor reigned in England for 45 glorious years and was an inspirational woman who maintained her independence and power in a male dominated society.