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Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Death
24 Mar 1603 (aged 69)
Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England GPS-Latitude: 51.4993922, Longitude: -0.1272827
Plot
Henry VII Chapel; Triforium
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English Monarch. The daughter of Henry VIII and his ill-fated queen, Anne Boleyn. When her mother was executed and the marriage declared null and void, Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and deprived of her place in the line of succession. When the king died in 1547, despite being officially illegitimate, Elizabeth and her sister Mary were reinstated into the succession. Elizabeth would be third in line behind her brother Edward and Mary.

Impressively educated, it became clear at an early age that Elizabeth was gifted. She had a special flair for languages, and, by adulthood, it was reported she spoke five languages fluently. During the reign of Mary, Elizabeth was seen by many as a political pawn, and was implicated in 2 major schemes and rebellions. She managed to maintain her innocence and avoid execution, despite being imprisoned in the Tower of London for two months. Many would have liked to have seen her executed, but there was no evidence against her, and she was very popular with the people.

Elizabeth succeeded to the throne on November 17, 1558, and was crowned on Sunday, January 15, 1559. Despite numerous marriage proposals and her own flirty nature, Elizabeth never married, though she came close on two occasions, both of which would have been politically disasterous. Despite having inherited a realm in tatters, Elizabeth weathered the storm of religious division, surrounded herself with wise advisors who were dedicated to her, and used her own considerable political savvy to become the most beloved monarch of all time.

When she died at Richmond Palace after a reign of almost 45 years, the impoverished and tattered country she'd inherited had become one of the richest, most powerful nations in the world. The death of Elizabeth marked the end of the Tudor dynasty.
English Monarch. The daughter of Henry VIII and his ill-fated queen, Anne Boleyn. When her mother was executed and the marriage declared null and void, Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and deprived of her place in the line of succession. When the king died in 1547, despite being officially illegitimate, Elizabeth and her sister Mary were reinstated into the succession. Elizabeth would be third in line behind her brother Edward and Mary.

Impressively educated, it became clear at an early age that Elizabeth was gifted. She had a special flair for languages, and, by adulthood, it was reported she spoke five languages fluently. During the reign of Mary, Elizabeth was seen by many as a political pawn, and was implicated in 2 major schemes and rebellions. She managed to maintain her innocence and avoid execution, despite being imprisoned in the Tower of London for two months. Many would have liked to have seen her executed, but there was no evidence against her, and she was very popular with the people.

Elizabeth succeeded to the throne on November 17, 1558, and was crowned on Sunday, January 15, 1559. Despite numerous marriage proposals and her own flirty nature, Elizabeth never married, though she came close on two occasions, both of which would have been politically disasterous. Despite having inherited a realm in tatters, Elizabeth weathered the storm of religious division, surrounded herself with wise advisors who were dedicated to her, and used her own considerable political savvy to become the most beloved monarch of all time.

When she died at Richmond Palace after a reign of almost 45 years, the impoverished and tattered country she'd inherited had become one of the richest, most powerful nations in the world. The death of Elizabeth marked the end of the Tudor dynasty.

Bio by: Kristen Conrad



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  • Added: Apr 25, 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1973/elizabeth_i: accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth I (7 Sep 1533–24 Mar 1603), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1973, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.