On this day in 1559 (*), Elizabeth was crowned queen in Westminster Abbey in London (see also November 17th posting). Her coronation procession, which saw her borne amid the throng on a golden litter, paused on its way for the staging of five pageants in her honour. 260 more words
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This Week in London - Queen Elizabeth I's letters; 'used and abused' books; Sir Mark Rylance at Westminster Abbey...
• Forty-three letters written by Queen Elizabeth I and her senior advisors concerning the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, have been donated to the British Library. 284 more words
Maria de Salinas was lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, and one of her closest confidantes. Although we know little of her origins, she was the daughter of Juan de Salinas, secretary to Katherine’s eldest sister, Isabella, and Josepha Gonzales de Salas. 1,816 more words