As She Like It
Elisabeth Tudor is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey on january 15, 1559, in the kind of " pompous ceremony ' she deems a secret of good government. After parading four miles through London, courting the crowd and viewing pageants in her honor, she receives the Imperial Crown - which, at seven pounds, is too heavy for her and is replaced with another. She ably assumes the burdens of monarchy, however, restoring protestantism to England , keeping Spain and France at bay, and lending her name to an age of literaly flowering that ends with her death, at 69, in 1603.