Sunday, September 7, 2014

On This Day in Elizabethan History: Elizabeth I is Born

The birth announcement of the Princess Elizabeth, 1533. Photo from Let Them Grumble on Tumblr.

On this day in Elizabethan history in 1533, Princess Elizabeth Tudor was born at Greenwich Palace to King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. 

In our feature-length article on the birth of Elizabeth I, written last year, you can read about:

-The time and circumstances under which Elizabeth was likely conceived.

-Anne Boleyn's preparation for the birth of her child.

-Henry VIII's reaction to Elizabeth's gender, and the hasty readjustment of the pronouns used on the pre-written birth announcement!

-Elizabeth's christening

...and more!

Happy 481st Birthday, Queen Elizabeth I!

Elizabeth Tudor found her way into my life long ago as a child, and she continues to inspire me on a daily basis, for which I am eternally grateful.

I will continue to teach others about her and the importance of her legacy 
for the rest of my life.