House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 17 November 1558

Pages 52-53

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 17o Novembris, 1558

Message to attend the Lords.

Mr. Reade and Mr. Solicitor came from the Upper House, and said, that the Lords required Mr. Speaker, and this House, to come unto them; where they should hear certain Matters, that the Lords had to communicate to this House:

Death of the Queen and Proclamation of Elizabeth.

Whereupon, immediately, Mr. Speaker, with the rest of the House, went up; and the Lord Chancellor declared, that God had taken the Queen to his Mercy. and had furnished us with another Sovereign Lady, my Lady Elizabeth Grace; and willed the Knights and Burgesses to resort to the Palace; where the Lords would come, and cause her Grace to be proclaimed Queen of England, &c. And, immediately after, the said Proclamation was there made.

I pray God save her Grace, long to reign over us, to the glory of God. Amen.