Queen Elizabeth I was the Queen of England and Ireland for 45 years. She was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.
Elizabeth I is not the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, but she was styled Queen Elizabeth II to acknowledge her namesake, Elizabeth I of England. This was done to help prevent double numbering of some monarchs after the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
The queen died aged 69, having lost her hair and most of her teeth.
How did Queen Elizabeth I die?
According to reports, Her Majesty died by blood poisoning, however a post-mortem at the time wasn’t permitted.
When did Elizabeth I die?
Elizabeth I died in Richmond Palace on 24 March 1603 at the age of 69 after a reign of 45 years. She was said to have a full inch of makeup on her face at the time of her death.
What happened to Queen Elizabeth I
Before her death, Elizabeth I suffered from depression following the deaths of several of her close companions, which include her long-serving lady-in-waiting Katherine Howard and former favourite, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.
Elizabeth showed regret for ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots.
Where is Queen Elizabeth I buried?
Elizabeth I is buried in Westminster Abbey and her body first placed in the vault of her grandfather King Henry VII.
Elizabeth’s body was embalmed and guarded in Whitehall Palace for three weeks before she was laid to rest in a lavish funeral ceremony on 28 April 1603.
Her funeral ceremony procession was attended thousands of people in London.
In 1606 Queen Elizabeth I’s coffin was moved to the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, and placed under a monument to her erected by King James I.
Her coffin is in the same vault as her half sister, Mary I with a tomb written on, ‘Partners in throne and grave, here we sleep Elizabeth and Mary, sisters in hope of the Resurrection.’