On March 24th, in 1603, Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace between
two and three in the morning after having been Queen for a total of 44
years, 127 days. She was the last ruler of the Tudor Dynasty and is
still considered to be one of England’s most popular monarchs.
Throughout her life, she had infamously never married or had any children, leading to her nickname of “The Virgin Queen”. Elizabeth was succeeded on the throne by her 1st cousin twice removed, James VI of Scotland, who was the great-grandson of her father’ sister Margaret. He would rule in England as James I, becoming the first monarch of the House of Stuart.