Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.
On this day, 17 November 1558: Elizabeth Tudor succeeded to the English throne following the death of her sister, Mary. She would rule for the next forty-five years. Raise a glass and toast one of history's most enigmatic women, a woman who made it impossible for anyone to argue that the female sex wasn't capable of leading a national militarily, religiously, or politically. Via Deborah Harkness facebook
elizabethanhistory: The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir