|Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, bequeathed the crown to Lady Jane Grey, cutting his sisters out of the succession. His will was set aside, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded the Catholic Mary I, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels. When she took the throne, she was a beautiful young woman of 25, with red-blonde hair and a pale complexion. She is depicted here in her coronation robes.
This beautiful, and collectible, Christmas ornament is handmade from the finest materials available, including gold wire embroidery. Each measures approximately 4" long and comes on a gold bullion hanging cord.