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Queen Elizabeth Death

Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, c.1575, containing portraits of herself and her mother, Anne Boleyn (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl)

from the Guardian

Tudor monarchs' treasured possessions to go on display at Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575


Robert Dudley---Elizabeth's great love--her beloved "Robin." When he died, she locked herself away until her minister Lord Burghley had the door broken open. He had written her six days before he died. She kept that letter in a treasure box by her bedside, with the inscription "his last letter." It was there when she herself died fifteen years later.


Elizabeth Woodville: Marriage to Edward IV.And then she met Edward. The story goes that Elizabeth heard he was in the neighborhood near her castle at Grafton, so she waited for him beneath a tree now known in Northamptonshire as “the queen’s oak,” with her two sons. When he arrived she begged him to restore their lands and he was love-struck. Of course, Edward, the playboy that he was, did not actually want to marry Elizabeth and she did not want to settle for anything less. Playing hard…


Death mask of anne boleyn - makes me wonder if they did this before or after her beheading???? Going to do some more research to see if this is real:)


marks 60 years on throne for Queen Elizabeth II