On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1558

Bloody Mary, England’s Most Hated Queen

Historical Events

Historic Event

Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister, Queen "Bloody" Mary

  • The independence of the Church of England is re-established upon ascension of Elizabeth I to the throne

Famous Deaths

  • Mary I 'Bloody Mary', English Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • Reginald Pole, English cardinal, scholar and "heretic", dies at 58
1558 Highlights

About November 17, 1558

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 463 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio