Category Archives: Elizabeth

Posts about Elizabeth – the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Essex Local History talks

I am pleased to announce that I now give talks all over Essex and Suffolk on various aspects of local history (full list as below). A fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation accompanies all my talks and I will bring all the … Continue reading

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British Costumes in the time of Elizabeth I

Last week, I brought you British Costumes from the time of Henry VII and Henry VIII. This Friday, here are images of British costumes during the reign of Elizabeth I (born 1533, died  1603). Cigarette cards printed and published by … Continue reading

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Mary, Queen of Scots 1542-1587

On this day in history, 14 December 1542, James V of Scotland died, leaving his only child, Mary, the Queen of Scotland.  She was aged just 6 days. Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – Of cabbages and kings

As the days grow shorter and the nights become longer, our School Trip Fridays sometimes have to be done in the comfort of our home in front of a roaring log fire.  Even though we can’t get out and head … Continue reading

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History Howlers – Elizabeth I

My previous post, History Howlers – Henry VIII and History Howlers – Mary I looked at the school-child historical howlers relating to Henry VIII & Mary I, as depicted by the 1930s cigarette card manufacturer, Churchman. Today’s post continues this by … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Great Dunmow: Part 2

My post on Elizabeth I’s visit to Great Dunmow discussed Elizabeth’s summer progress through the town on 25th August 1561.  Today’s post is about the route she took and the houses she visited that summer. Title page from the Bishops … Continue reading

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Tudor Coronations

On the 2nd June 1953, our Queen, Elizabeth II, was crowned with great solemnity and ceremony in Westminster Abbey whilst seated in the ancient Coronation Chair (King Edward’s Chair). Today’s post celebrates and marks her reign by publishing images connected … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Great Dunmow: Part 1

This weekend Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen, Elizabeth II. It therefore seems appropriate that my posts this weekend are about the visit of her Tudor namesake and ancestor, Queen Elizabeth I, who progressed through the town of … Continue reading

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