Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half brother, Edward VI bequeathed the crown to Lady Jane Grey after his death, cutting his half sisters Mary and Elizabeth out of the succession. Nine days after his early death his will was set aside, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded her sister Mary I after her death.
Type: SL (Special Lady)
Name: Queen Elizabeth I
Year: Early 1950's to 1986
These SL Queen Elizabeth puppets were part of a group of puppets called "special ladies and gentleman". They were created to be collectibles and were sold at the higher end department stores like Harrods and Hamleys in London. There is not an exact list of all the "special" puppets produced and fakes have been made. All the original ones were made from high quality fabrics and furs. Papers with their hand written names were pinned to the puppets bodies to identify who they were. The heads of these puppets were usually the Cinderella and Prince Charming heads, but others were used for example the Fairy Godmother head was used on one of the Queen Elizabeth heads below.