Elizabeth Regina

Dedicated to the life and legacy of those great English monarchs from a time gone by.

the Tudor dynasty, all my father’s work, finished! and it’s my fault!

tiny-librarian:

On April 21st, 1509, Henry VII died of tuberculosis at Richmond Palace. He was succeeded by his second son, Prince Henry, who would become the infamous Henry VIII.

tiny-librarian:

On April 21st, 1509, Henry VII died of tuberculosis at Richmond Palace. He was succeeded by his second son, Prince Henry, who would become the infamous Henry VIII.

Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth I in Les amours de la reine Élisabeth" (1912)

Bette Davis as Elizabeth I in “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939)

Bette Davis as Elizabeth I in “The Virgin Queen” (1955)

Elizabeth I miniature by Nicholas Hilliard, 1590.

Elizabeth I miniature by Nicholas Hilliard, 1590.

According to different documents her skin was either white or ruddy or swarthy, her eyes were either gray or brown or green, and she was either tall or short depending on who described her. One witness said she became fat as she aged, another that she was emaciated.”

-Jane Resh Thomas, “Behind the Mask: The life of Queen Elizabeth I”