The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir.
1597 Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham by Robert Peake the Elder (Weiss Gallery - London UK). Catherine Carey was a close lady-in-waiting, confidant, and the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, via Mary Boleyn.
My Mummy the maneater: How the wild promiscuity of Edwina Mountbatten - wife of Prince Charles' mentor - took a heartbreaking toll on her children
Edwina Mountbatten (pictured with first daughter Patricia) was one of the magnetic personalities of high society in Thirties London - pictures and stories about Edwina Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten and wild party girl.
In numerous successful wars Peter the Great expanded into a huge empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political system
English soldier and navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert, (half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh) established the first British colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, and claimed it for Elizabeth !, on 5th August, 1583