On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1558

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • The Church of England is re-established

Famous Deaths

  • Mary I [Bloody Mary], English Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58