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Issue Date: 21/04/2009
Issue Name: Kings and Queens - House of Tudor Stamps Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Arguably the most well know of the royal dynasties, the House of Tudor reigned for almost 120 years, spread between five Tudor monarchs (excluding Lady Jane Grey), the most famous of which is Elizabeth I. This stunning stamp cover is the third in our Kings and Queens series, and sees Buckingham Covers pay tribute to "Good Queen Bess". This cover is available signed by British actress and former politician Glenda Jackson CBE.
Elizabeth I - The Last of the Tudors
On 22nd August 1485, the final battle in the Wars of the Roses at Bosworth Field bought a new dynasty to the British throne. The House of Tudor lasted for just over a century, ending with the splendid reign of Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen.
From the time of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monastries and the establishment of the Church of England, Britain had been torn by religious persecution, first by one denomination then by the other. Elizabeth I tried to avoid religious extremes and allow her subjects to live in peace and unity. She established a church which was sufficiently broad basd to appeal to most of her people. Because she never married and had no obvious heir, there was continual plotting both within the kingdom and abroad by various factions, but particularly by the Catholics who wanted to return to Britian to the old faith.
Elizabeth was much loved and respected and throughout history she has been known as Good Queen Bess.
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Glenda May Jackson, CBE is a British actress and former Labour Party politician. She is among the few performers to receive the Triple Crown of Acting.