On the 17th of March 1554, Elizabeth was informed that she was to be taken to the Tower of London as a prisoner of the queen for her involvement in Wyatt's Rebellion. When informed she requested a moment to write a letter to her sister, the queen. In it she asked not to be condemned without proof and protested her innocence. By the time she completed her letter the tide had changed and spared her one more night before being sent to the Tower. One can imagine the [More]
Indecent Proposal The following letter was written by Lady Elizabeth Tudor to Thomas Seymour, Lord Admiral (see note at the end of this article). Upon the discovery of this letter my first reaction was disbelief and shock. After years of reading about Thomas Seymour and his inappropriate nature with Elizabeth Tudor I had never imagined something that would lead to this letter written by the Lady Elizabeth. To his...Indecent Proposal. King Henry VIII died on [More]
Guest article by Karlie aka History Gal Lettice Knollys’ flirtation and subsequent marriage to Queen Elizabeth’s favorite, Robert Dudley, saw her banished from court in 1569 and again in 1579. Lettice had been forgiven once, but the Queen was not inclined to forgive her cousin again. Dudley, on the other hand, was summoned back to court in a matter of weeks since Elizabeth banished him to Wanstead Hall (his estate in Essex). His favor with the Queen restored, [More]
Guest article by Alan Freer It was mid-morning on Palm Sunday in the year of Our Lord 1554. A young woman of 20 sat in a barge at the Watergate of the Tower of London. Under this dark, forbidding, stone portal so many had passed to end their lives on Tower Green at the executioner’s block. Her own mother had made the same journey some 18 years before. At first she refused to alight on the landing-stage but was informed by the Marquess of Winchester that she had [More]
Making a timeline for Queen Elizabeth I is the most challenging of the timelines I've made thus far. Her rule so long, with a plethora of events to choose from that I hope I did her life justice by including just enough, but not everything. To obtain the dates I referenced books by David Starkey and Claire Ridgway and used multiple website as well. See Elizabeth's parent's timelines here: Henry VIII (1491-1547) & Anne Boleyn 1533 September 7 - Birth [More]
For Queen Elizabeth to find a husband seemed critical to those in her council. On the other-hand, we here at Tudors Dynasty feel that Elizabeth came to the conclusion well before becoming queen that she would not wed - especially when she saw what it did to her sister Mary's reign. The biggest factor for Elizabeth was that she did not want a foreign ruler, nor any man to rule her kingdom over herself. She was, after-all Queen of England. In this article we [More]
Part 6: Elizabeth Tudor: Lost English Princess, 4th child and 2nd daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. "2 July 1492 - birth of Elizabeth Tudor, Princess of England and daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, at Sheen Palace. The fourth child and second daughter, Elizabeth's short life is poorly documented and little is known of this tragic princess. As a younger sister to Arthur, Margaret and the future Henry VIII, it is likely she spent the majority o [More]
I know I am not the only one who stares at portraits and compares them to find similar facial features. Someone suggested a side by side of their portraits to see which parent each child looks most like. I did my best to find images that looked similar. Please weigh in - in the comment section below! Hope you enjoy!