|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!
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.