Memorializing Mary and Elizabeth

  • Anne McLaren
Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)


Some time ago I came across the following entry posted on the Questions and Answers section of a popular Tudor History website:

I visited Westminster Abbey several years ago and was absolutely astounded at the placement of the tomb of Elizabeth I … compared to where and how the tomb of Mary Stuart was placed!! {I}t seems that James gave his mother’s tomb more precedence than Elizabeth’s, who placed him on the throne. And why were Elizabeth and Mary {Tudor} placed in the same tomb when they disliked each other? It seems like a joke played on them by James. The docet at the Abbey couldn’t give me an answer … 1


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