Coronation portrait of Elizabeth I. She wore her hair loose probably to prove to the masses as she rode through the streets, on her way to her coronation, that she was Henry's daughter (he was well-known for his red hair), and therefore not a bastard as had been alleged during her mother's time. She was 26, already tested by many plots, an imprisonment and threats against her life. Yet she persevered and became England's most successful and famous monarch.
Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II
Timeline of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This is an enormous timeline of the British Monarchs from 1066 to the present day. The dates of the reigns of each monarch are included with each name and photo. Additional individuals are on the timeline as necessary to show how the line of succession reached a particular monarch.