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Elizabeth I Queen of England Painting depicting Elizabeth on Horseback.

The Royal House of Tudor created the Golden Age of England. Search this pre British royal family tree for detailed descriptions of it's royal members

One picture exists of Elizabeth as a child, attributed to the court painter William Scrots. She had slender shoulders, a delicate neck and a heart-shaped face with ginger hair and eyebrows.  In the next known portrait, shortly after she was crowned queen, her broad shoulders and neck are disguised with heavy furs. She is wearing a wig, and her eyebrows are plucked bare. Her jaw is heavy and square.  All subsequent pictures of the queen were painted to an ideal, showing Elizabeth as she…

The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir.

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Henry VIII marrried my cousins; Anne Boleyn Queen Consort to England and Catherine Howard. He had both beheaded.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Widowed Queen of France and the Duke of Suffolk. Artist unknown, date unknown. (collection of the Earl of Yarborough). Image to celebrate the wedding of the two. They were married in 1515.

Mary Tudor Queen of France, sister of Henry VIII married Louis XII. She later married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.

Being Bess: On This Day in Elizabethan History: On Sept 7th, 1533, Princess Elizabeth Tudor was born at Greenwich Palace. Learn about the time and circumstances under which she was likely conceived, Anne Boleyn's preparation for her birth, Henry VIII's reaction to Elizabeth's gender (and the hasty readjustment of the pronouns used on the pre-written birth announcement), Elizabeth's christening, and more: http://beingbess.blogspot.com/2013/09/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history_7.html

Elizabeth I of England, frontispiece to Christopher Saxton’s Atlas of England and Wales, 1579

'The Rainbow Portrait' of Queen Elizabeth I as "The Queen Of Love And Beauty" -- 1600-1602, attr. to Isaac Oliver. Owned by the Marquess of Salisbury; on display in the Marble Hall at Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Isaac Oliver aka Olivier of French Huguenot Descent Queen Elizabeth I, The Rainbow Portrait, 1600 Painting

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. What exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

Elizabeth I during the late 1590s

Queen Elizabeth I., circa late Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for the people.

Princess Elizabeth Tudor (the future Queen Elizabeth I), by William Scrots (1546) ~~ This is my second favourite portrait of QE1, the Armada portrait by Gower just trumping it.

Princess Elizabeth Tudor (the future Queen Elizabeth I), by William Scrots ~~ This is my second favourite portrait of the Armada portrait by Gower just trumping it.

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window--The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III have all played a part in Sudeley’s story.

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window—The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. (via Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window « Photo Maestro)

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