"The Queen is dead; long live the Queen!"
On this day in Elizabethan history in 1558, Queen Mary I died and Elizabeth Tudor was declared Queen of England. The last of the Tudor dynasty, Queen Elizabeth I would also become the most successful Tudor monarch. Her coronation would take place on January 15th, 1559.
|A coronation portrait miniature of Queen Elizabeth I, possibly by Levina Teerlinc. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.|
Read about Queen Elizabeth I's annual Accession Day celebrations here.