Biography of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: /Wales/Families/Tudor[Family_Trees].html#Elizabeth_Tudor_I_Queen_England_and_Ireland_1533-1603

Maternal Family Tree: /England/Families/Eleanor_Vitre_Countess_Salisbury[MFT].html#Elizabeth_Tudor_I_Queen_England_and_Ireland_1533-1603

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry VII King England and Ireland

Edward IV King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Daughter of Henry VIII King England and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Daughter of Charles V King France

Timeline

On 07 Sep 1533 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536.

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent.
Gertrude Blount Countess Devon 1503-1558, Walter Blount_0000001296, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk 1477-1545 carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539, Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent 1495-1562 and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford 1503-1536 supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554, William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford 1465-1537 carried the canopy.

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly.The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553, Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne 1500-1548, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556, Anthony Denny 1501-1549, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553, William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570, Edward Montagu 1485-1557, Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563, William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572, John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555, Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552, Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559, Edward Paternal 1489-1551, Nicholas Paternal 1497-1567 and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550.

In Jan 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was interrogated.

On 12 Feb 1554 Lady Jane Grey was beheaded at Tower Green by order of Queen Elizabeth I.
Guildford Dudley was beheaded at Tower Hill.

On 18 Mar 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was imprisoned in the Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London.

On 22 May 1554 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was imprisoned at Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

In 1558 Nicholas Bacon 1st Baronet Bacon 1540-1624 was knighted by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 in Norwich, Norfolk.

On 17 Nov 1558 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 succeeded I King England and Ireland: Tudor

In 1559 William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 1527-1597 entertained Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent

On 15 Jan 1559 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was crowned I King England and Ireland: Tudor by Owen Oglethorpe Bishop Carlisle 1507-1559 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.
Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk 1540-1564 carried the train. Nicholas Heath Archbishop York 1501-1578 censed. Edward Dymoke 1508-1566 attended as the Queen's Champion. Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk 1536-1572, Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560, Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580, Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter 1542-1623 and William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 attended.

On 08 Sep 1560 , the day of the Abingon Fair, Amy Robsart -1560 died from falling down stairs at Cumnor Place, Abingdon, Berkshire.She was wife of Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 who was favourite of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 was with Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire at the time.Foul play was suspected but not proven.The event was regarded suspciaously by many.The Queen's reputation being tarnished she could not risk a marriage with Dudley.

In Aug 1564 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 visited Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire accompanied by William Howard 1st Baron Howard 1510-1573 and William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-. William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520- was created as Master of Arts: Cambridge University.

In 1566 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 visited at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

On Sep 1566 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 visited by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Rycote, Oxfordshire

In 1568 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 visited by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Rycote, Oxfordshire

In 1570 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 visited by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Rycote, Oxfordshire

Around 1570 Hans Eworth 1520-1574. Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

On Jan 1570 George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 succeeded 3rd Earl Cumberland, 13th Baron Clifford, 13th Lord Skipton.Being underage his wardship went to Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 who gave it to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 whose daughter George subsequently married.

After 28 Oct 1571 William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton 1512-1571 was buried with his funeral being paid for by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Chancel, St Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree as the Pelican Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I.
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity. Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree as the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 became portrait painter to Elizabeth I.

In 1572 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 visited by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Rycote, Oxfordshire

In 1577 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 was provided with a stipend of 200 livres by Francis Valois-Angoulême Duke Anjou 1555-1584, a suitor of Elizabeth I.

In 1577 George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 and Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland 1560-1616 were married, she being the daughter of Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 who had been given George's wardship by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland 1560-1616 by marriage Earl Cumberland.

On 21 Sep 1578 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester 1532-1588 and Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634 were married secretly much to the anguish of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 who developed a deep hatred of Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 1543-1634. Roger North 2nd Baron North 1530-1600 was present.

In 1579 George Gower 1540-1596.The Plimton Sieve Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

In 1580 Thomas St Paul -1582 was knighted by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Richmond, Surrey

On 23 Mar 1581 Edward Vere 1581- was born to Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 and Anne Vavasour 1560-1650.Both parents were imprisoned in Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London the by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 as a consequence.

On 22 May 1582 Edward Hoby 1560-1617 was knighted by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603

Around 1585 William Segar 1554-1663. Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

After 1585 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

In 1586 Thomas Heneage 1532-1595 sent by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Low Countries

On 06 Jul 1586 Anthony Babington 1561-1586 wrote to Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587, telling her that he and a group of friends were planning to assassinate Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

On 02 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 left at Nonsuch Palace, Nonsuch Park, Cheam, Surrey to commence her Royal Progress.She travelled south to Mansion House, Leatherhead, Surrey ; the home of Edmund Tilney 1536-1610.

After 02 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived at East Horsley, Surrey where she stayed with Thomas Cornwallis 1518-1604.

On 15 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst, Sussex.She was welcomed by a breakfast for some 300 guests. George Browne -1615 was knighted. Henry Browne_0000001880 organised the hunting.Elizabeth stayed until the 21 Aug 1591.

On 22 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived in Chichester, West Sussex, Sussex as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609..She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House, The Cross, West Sussex, Sussex.

After 22 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived in Titchfield, Hampshire as a guest of Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl Southampton 1545-1581.

On 22 Aug 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived in Chichester, West Sussex, Sussex as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609..She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House, The Cross, West Sussex, Sussex.

On 22 Oct 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived in Elvetham Hall, Harley Wintney, Hampshire where she was entertained in magnificent style by Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford 1539-1621.

On 26 Oct 1591 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 arrived in Oatlands Palace, Weybridge, Surrey.

Around 1592 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636.The Ditchley Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603.

In 1592 Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos 1548-1594 entertained Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603

On Sep 1592 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 visited by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 at Rycote, Oxfordshire

In 1593 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 was knighted by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603

On 23 Jul 1596 Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon 1526-1596 died at Somerset House, Strand, Westminster. Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was present. She, apparently, proposed he be made Earl Wiltshire. He refused saying ... "Madam, as you did not count me worthy of this honour in life, then I shall account myself not worthy of it in death".

Around 03 Jul 1597 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 received a letter from Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 offering condolences on the death of his son John

In 1599 Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 secured an annual allowance from Elizabeth I of £40.

On 30 Oct 1600 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 was refused the renewal of his lucrative monopoly on Sweet Wine by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 effectively bankrupting him.

Essex Rebellion

After 08 Feb 1601 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton 1573-1624 was sentenced to death during the Essex Rebellion. Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 on the advice of Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 commuted the punishment to life imprisonment.

On 24 Mar 1603 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 died at Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey around three in the morning.Immediately following her death Robert Carey 1st Earl Monmouth 1560-1639 started on horseback for Edinburgh to inform James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 arriving at Holyrood Palace, Holyrood late on the 26 Mar 1603. His conduct met with general disapproval and merited censure as contrary to all decency, good manners and respect. George Carew -1612 and Thomas Lake 1561-1630 were sent by the Council to formally inform James VI's death.

On 28 Apr 1603 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was buried at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.
George Bourchier 1535-1605 carried the Standard of the Dragon
Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 carried the Standard of the Greyhound
Thomas Somerset -1648 carried the Standard of the Lyon.

In 1617 Elizabeth I gave Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 £400 for having made a second Great Seal.

On 01 Feb 1587 Queen Elizabeth I signed Mary Queen of Scot's death warrant. Elizabeth gave orders of Mary's jailor Amyas Poulett 1457-1538 to complete the task. He refused.

Ancestry

Father: /Wales/People/Henry_VIII_King_England_and_Ireland_1491-1547.html

GrandFather: /Wales/People/Henry_VII_King_England_and_Ireland_1457-1509.html

Great GrandFather: /Wales/People/Edmund_Tudor_1st_Earl_Richmond_1430-1456.html

Great Great GrandFather: /Wales/Families/Tudor[Family_Trees].html#Owen_Tudor_1400-1461

Great Great GrandMother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England

Great GrandMother: /France/People/Margaret_Beaufort_Marchioness_Suffolk_1443-1509.html

Great Great GrandFather: /France/People/John_Beaufort_1st_Duke_Somerset_1403-1444.html

Great Great GrandMother: /England/Families/Beauchamp[PFT].html#Margaret_Beauchamp_Duchess_Somerset_1410-1482

GrandMother: /France/People/Elizabeth_York_Queen_Consort_England_1466-1503.html

Great GrandFather: /France/People/Edward_IV_King_England_1442-1483.html

Great Great GrandFather: /France/People/Richard_3rd_Duke_York_Prince_Wales_1411-1460.html

Great Great GrandMother: /England/People/Cecily_Rose_of_Raby_Neville_Duchess_York_1415-1495.html

Great GrandMother: /England/People/Elizabeth_Woodville_Queen_Consort_England_1437-1492.html

Great Great GrandFather: /England/People/Richard_Woodville_1st_Earl_Rivers_1405-1469.html

Great Great GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford

Mother: /England/People/Anne_Boleyn_Queen_Consort_England_1501-1536.html

GrandFather: /England/People/Thomas_Boleyn_1st_Earl_Wiltshire_1st_Earl_Ormonde_1477-1539.html

Great GrandFather: /England/Families/Boleyn[PFT].html#William_Boleyn_1451-1505

Great Great GrandFather: /England/Families/Boleyn[PFT].html#Geoffrey_Boleyn_Lord_Mayor_1406-1463

Great Great GrandMother: Ann Hoo

Great GrandMother: /Normandy/Families/Norman[PFT].html#Margaret_Butler_1465-1537

Great Great GrandFather: /Normandy/Families/Norman[PFT].html#Thomas_Butler_7th_Earl_Ormonde_1426-1515

Great Great GrandMother: Anne Hankford Countess Ormonde

GrandMother: /England/People/Elizabeth_Howard_Countess_Wiltshire_Countess_Ormonde_1480-1538.html

Great GrandFather: /England/People/Thomas_Howard_2nd_Duke_Norfolk_1443-1524.html

Great Great GrandFather: /England/People/John_Howard_1st_Duke_Norfolk_1425-1485.html

Great Great GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

Great GrandMother: /England/Families/Eleanor_Vitre_Countess_Salisbury[MFT].html#Elizabeth_Tilney_Countess_Surrey_1444-1497

Great Great GrandFather: Frederick Tilney

Great Great GrandMother: /England/Families/Eleanor_Vitre_Countess_Salisbury[MFT].html#Elizabeth_Cheney_1422-1473