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Elizabeth I, (1533-1603), Queen of England and Ireland

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Surname: Elizabeth I
Gender: Female
Date: 1533-1603
Title: Queen of England and Ireland
History: Daughter (only child) of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Succeeded to the throne Nov 1558 on the death of her Roman Catholic half-sister Mary I; crowned 15 Jan 1559. Under the Religious Settlement of 1559, she imposed the Protestant religion by law. Notable events of reign included the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587, and England's naval conflict with Spain, including victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588. The last Tudor monarch, she did unmarried 24 Mar 1603, and declared James VI of Scotland as her successor (as James I of England).
Biography: ODNB link for Elizabeth, I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland,
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275535 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P146307 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for I Elizabeth
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1558-1603: Secretaries of State: State Papers Scotland Series I, Elizabeth I
The National Archives, Kew
rolls of New Year's gifts
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1570-73: letter book of diplomatic letters, incl letters from Sir Francis Walsingham
Blackburn Central Library
NRA 1145 Blackburn L coll
1595-99: register of Queen Elizabeth's official out-letters
London Metropolitan Archives: City of London
c1568-85: papers, incl list of offices and fees and New Year's Gift Rolls
Society of Antiquaries of London
See PJ Willetts, Manuscripts in the Society of Antiquaries of London (2000)
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10169 Douglas-Home
1559-72: corresp with Earls of Shrewsbury
Arundel Castle
NRA 12614 Fitzalan-Howard
1565-70: letters to the Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney
Trinity College Dublin
See Irish MSS Commission, Catalogue 745 (1962)
letters and papers
Inner Temple Library
See Catalogue of MSS 1972
letters and papers
Hatfield House Library and Archives
See HMC 9 Salisbury (Cecil) MSS
1569-1602: letters to Earls of Huntingdon
Huntington Library
NRA 10029 Hastings
transcripts of papers and letters
New York Public Library: Manuscripts and Archives Division
NRA 20038
letters and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1567-97: letters
Lambeth Palace Library
NRA 19123
1563-75: letters (6) to Valentine Dale
Carl H Pforzheimer Library
misc corresp and official papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Catalogue of MSS vol 1-5
1575-1603: letters (5) to Sir George Carey
Berkeley Castle Muniments
NRA 21647 Berkeley
1582-96: letters to James VI of Scotland
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1569-70: letters to Mayor and Aldermen of Coventry
Coventry Archives
NRA 26967 Coventry city
letters to Dukes of Hamilton
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See Accessions to Repositories 1983
1561-75: corresp rel to Mary Queen of Scots
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
1564: volume of verse presented by University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Annual Return 1992
1566: letters patent for disposal of monastic lands
Lambeth Palace Library
See Annual Return 1994
1599-1600: (copy) roll of New Year's gifts
British Library, Manuscript Collections