Lived: Sep 07, 1533 – Mar 24, 1603 (age 69)
Related movies: Elizabeth · Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Parents: Anne Boleyn (Mother) · Henry VIII of England (Father)
Siblings: Edward VI of England (Brother) · Henry, Duke of Cornwall (Brother) · Mary I of England (Sister) · Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (Brother)
Buried: Henry VII Chapel · Westminster Abbey
Speeches: Speech to the Troops at Tilbury · Golden SpeechHighlights
- 1558: Elizabeth’s intention had been to exchange Le Havre for Calais, lost to France in January 1558.
- 1564: In 1564, Elizabeth raised Dudley to the peerage as Earl of Leicester.
- 1578: Public tributes to the Virgin by 1578 acted as a coded assertion of opposition to the queen’s marriage negotiations with the Duke of Alençon.
- 1584: In December 1584, an alliance between Philip II and the French Catholic League at Joinville undermined the ability of Anjou’s brother, Henry III of France, to counter Spanish domination of the Netherlands.
- 1594: The queen’s personal authority was lessening, as is shown in the 1594 affair of Dr. Lopez, her trusted physician.
- 1603: She died on 24 March 1603 at Richmond Palace, between two and three in the morning.
The “Darnley Portrait” of Elizabeth I of England. It was named after a previous owner. Probably painted from life, this portrait is the source of the face pattern called “The Mask of Youth” which would be used for authorized portraits of Elizabeth for decades to come. Recent research has shown the colours have faded. The oranges and browns would have been crimson red in Elizabeth’s time.