|The wooden head of a funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth I.|
On this day in 1603, after 44 years on the throne of England, Queen Elizabeth I passed away at the age of 69 at Richmond Palace.
|The impressive marble effigy of Queen Elizabeth I on her tomb in Westminster Abbey. This photo was shared for public use provided credit was given by Lara E. Eakins of Tudorhistory.org.|
To read about Queen Elizabeth's final days before her death, and to re-visit the highlights of her illustrious reign, please view our article, The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, and the End of the Elizabethan Era.
|The funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1603. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.|
Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth I. It was an honor to share your legacy with others yesterday when I presented two of my original BeingBess programs, Queen Elizabeth I Addresses Her Troops at Tilbury, and In Her Own Words: An Audience With Queen Elizabeth I at The Higgins Armory Museum.
|The author as Queen Elizabeth I presenting one of her original BeingBess programs on 3/23/13. Photo by L.Jensen.|
What do you find most impressive about Queen Elizabeth I or her reign? Please share your opinion below so that together, we can celebrate her memory!