Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen of England on this Day in 1952. In 2012, she celebrated her 60th Jubilee, making her the secong longest reigning British monarch after Victoria who reigned for 63 years, 216 days.
The British Monarch is considered the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, mostly a symbolic role. Henry VIII broke with Rome and declared the Church of England, establishing himself as the head. His daughter, Queen Mary I attempted to restore allegiance to Rome, but when Elizabeth I took the throne Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy 1559. This gave the monarch the title Supreme Governor rather than Supreme Head of the Church, as Christ is identified as the head of the church.
Elizabeth ascended to the throne 365 years to the day after Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.