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Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

Queen Elizabeth I at St Dunstans-in-the-West The only statue of Queen Elizabeth I known to have been carved during her lifetime. The statue which dates from 1586 originally stood in Ludgate.

Frances Walsingham, countess of Essex, daughter to Sir Francis Walsingham, and wife to Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and her son Robert, later the third Earl of Essex, by Robert Peake the elder, 1594.

Elizabeth Cooke, daughter of Anthony Cooke, tutor to Edward VI, sister of Mildred Cook, Lady Burghley, and Anne Cooke, Lady Bacon was a highly influential member of Elizabeth I's court.

God son of Elizabeth I, Sir John Harington- (August 4, 1561 – November 20, 1612)courtier, author Master of art, author and courtier, Elizabeth's 'saucy Godson'. Work for which he is best known today,-A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, called the Metamorphosis of Ajax (1596). He is also known as the inventor of the Flush toilet.

JACQUETTA OF LUXEMBORG - . Duchess of Bedford; Countess Rivers (Woodville). Mother of English Queen ELIZABETH WOODVILLE . consort of King Edward IV. Jacquetta came from an illustrious European lineage.and so caused a scandal when she secretly married Sir Richard Woodville - a common knight - after the death of her 1st husband, the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V.

Lettice Knollys was the daughter of Henry Knollys and Margaret Cave. She married William Paget, 4th Lord Paget (of Beaudesert), son of Thomas Paget, 3rd Lord Paget (of Beaudesert) and Nazareth Newton, before 19 June 1602. She died in 1655. She was buried at West Drayton, London, England. Her will was probated on 14 June 1655.

Sir Henry Lee, son of Margaret Wyatt, Anne Boleyn's favorite companion. EXCERPT: 'Lee became Queen Elizabeth I’s champion in 1570 and was appointed Master of the Royal Armouries in 1580 an office which he held until his death. As Queen's Champion, Lee devised the Accession Day tilts held annually on 17 November, the most important Elizabethan court festival from the 1580s. He retired as Queen's Champion in 1590. He was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1597.'

Thomas Seymour was reported to have paid morning visits to Elizabeth, in her bedchamber before she was dressed. There was romping, laughing and giggling. No one knows how far these romps went. Seymour was reported to have extended this 'playfulness' in the presence of his wife and the servants. Elizabeth denied any scandal or bad behaviour. But things had gone too far and in 1548 Elizabeth left Katherine Parr's household under questionable circumstances.

18 Oct 1555 Elizabeth allowed to go to Hatfield... Elizabeth finally received permission from her half-sister, Mary I, to leave court and travel to her own estate at Hatfield, rather than return to house arrest in Woodstock Elizabeth had been treated with suspicion by Mary and her council since Wyatt’s Revolt in early 1554.

ROBERT DUDLEY, EARL OF LEICESTER BORN: 1532 DIED: 4 SEPTEMBER 1588 4th son of John Dudley. First married to Amy Robsart, then to Lettice Knollys. A favorite of Elizabeth I

BLANCHE PARRY BORN: c. 1508 DIED: 12 FEBRUARY 1590 blanche Monument to Blanche, kneeling alongside Elizbabeth, in St. Faith's, Bacton, Hereford Photograph by John Meek Blanche Parry was Chief Gentlewoman of Elizabeth I's Privy Chamber, and had served her since before she became Queen. She is memorialized at St. Faith's (above) and St. Margaret's Church next to Westminster Abbey.

19-Jun 1566 James VI/I born... James was the only son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Both Mary and Darnley were great-grandchildren of Henry VII of England through Margaret Tudor, the older sister of Henry VIII. James was born at Edinburgh Castle, and as the eldest son automatically became Duke of Rothesay and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland. He was baptised "Charles James" on 17 December 1566 in a Catholic ceremony