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Elizabeth I

Queens Regnant – Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace as the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She had an older half-sister, Mary, from her father’s first marriage to Catherine of Aragon, but Mary had been declared illegitimate, and so Elizabeth was born heiress presumptive to the English throne. She [read more]

Mary I of England

The Year of Mary I

The year 2016 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of England’s first undisputed Queen regnant, Mary I of England. History of Royal Women is going to celebrate this in style. We will begin next week with five articles dedicated to her, and after that, there will be at least one article every month on [read more]