Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On This Day in Elizabethan History: Queen Elizabeth Visits the Royal Mint

A miniature, most likely of Queen Elizabeth, by court painter Leevina Teerlinc. The painting is dated between 1560-65. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

On this day in Elizabethan history, 1561 Queen Elizabeth I visited the Royal Mint at the Tower of London. Naturally, new gravel was brought in for the occasion, to cover the path that the Queen would be walking on! 

To find out more about the Royal Mint in Tudor times, visit the Royal Mint's Henry VIII page.