History Meme - (2/9) Queens
Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
Elizabeth’s life was troubled from the moment she was born. Henry VIII had changed the course of his country’s history in order to marry Anne Boleyn, hoping that she would bear him the strong and healthy son that Catherine of Aragon never did. But, on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich Palace, Anne bore Elizabeth instead. [x]
Her 45-year reign is generally considered one of the most glorious in English history. During it a secure Church of England was established. Its doctrines were laid down in the 39 Articles of 1563, a compromise between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. [x]
"queens crowned in golden-jeweled halos, rule like angels among demons. their eyes shine like ethereal emeralds and stunning sapphires."
I love art - no.33
Caspar David Friedrich, German (1774—1840).