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5 Shocking Beauty Secrets From Ancient World History

Tudor queen w/red hair. Elizabeth I (1538–1603) was queen of England/Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the 5th & last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed 2-1/2 yrs after her birth, & Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. When all the family intrigue & in-fighting was said & done, she prevailed & became successor to the Crown

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) – English queen and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She was the last Tudor queen, and her reign included the contributions of William Shakespeare and Francis Drake.


Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587), and Her Son James I (1566 - 1625)

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587), and her son James I (1566 - 1625). Mary was beheaded at the order of Queen Elizabeth I. Mary's son James as closest heir goes on to succeed Queen Elizabeth I.

Earliest known picture of Elizabeth, probably around age 4 or 5. She was only 2 when her mother was executed. (Love her. Smart girl who became an amazing queen)

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the treasonous; and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth's death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

Rare portrait of Elizabeth I owned by North Carolina Garden Club shown in Washington

Rare wrinkly Elizabeth I on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library through May 19.

Mary, Queen of Scots and her son, James I. This portrait by an unknown artist was almost certainly a wholly imagined creation. The resemblance to the real Mary Stuart so tantalizingly glimpsed in the nearly photographic sketches of Clouet is slight.

Elizabeth I - the last Tudor monarch - was born at Greenwich on 7 September 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Her 45-year reign is generally considered one of the most glorious in English history.

Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

Delaroche's The Death of Queen Elizabeth. As Elizabeth got sicker, she refused to be examined and refused to go to bed. So her ladies spread pillows all over the floor, where she lay for four days. She died gently after that, most likely of blood poisoning from the heavy make-up she wore.