By a combination of luck and skillful persuasion on the part of her political allies, Elizabeth survived this ordeal and became queen when Mary died in Joseph of Arimatheia was a rich man, a relative of Jesus and one of his covert discipleswho after the Crucifixion claimed the body of Jesus from Pilate.
Glastonbury has not only become the historical centre of English Christianity, but with its symbolic identity as "Avalon," a New Age pilgrimage destination as well. It became the seat of Christianity in Britain, with many Saints buried there: Bring me my Bow of burning gold: And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
In international affairs, Elizabeth manipulated the princes of Europe, using the prospect of marriage to her and thus joint control over England as a bargaining tool; indeed, preferring the power that came with perpetual eligibility, she ultimately never married at all.
Gardner argues this was the real basis of the "Grail dynasty" idea, of descendants carrying on the most sacred early Christian traditions. Today, as well as a centre of the British "New Age" movement, it remains a Christian annual-pilgrimage site Catholic and Anglican, both in Juneand a year-round international tourism destination.
In he launched his supposedly invincible Spanish Armada to fetch his armies fighting in the Netherlands and transport them to England.
This miraculously flowered into a tree, The Glastonbury Thorn, whose offshoots may still be seen today, flowering every Christmas.
A sprig or cutting is sent to Buckingham Palace every year from this tree, which analysis has shown is a Palestinian variety. Joseph also brought and kept there certain sacred relics, perhaps the Chalice Cup or Grail. Bring me my Chariot of fire. It remains regional folklore, with no definitive version - details vary and conflict.
The belief that Joseph of Arimatheia was buried at Glastonbury led to Edward III who visited the Abbey in authorising a seer to search the abbey precincts for the grave.
The tin-trade has long been associated with Phoenician traders coming to Britain to buy raw ore, and Bournemouth vicar and writer Stuart Jackman in a magazine article refers typically to "those Phoenician sea-gypsies who came on a tin-buying cruise to Cornwall with the teenager Jesus as a cabin boy.
This is where Joseph of Arimatheia on his arrival from the Holy Land supposedly planted his staff, which flowered into a hawthorn tree.
Joseph, and some say the Virgin Mary, is said to be buried there, along with the Grail featured in legends of Arthur — whose official tomb is still to be seen there. Elizabeth died inhaving made clear that her successor would be James I, son of Mary Queen of Scots.
It is true that Glastonbury was a port in Roman times the sea flooded the Somerset Levels tidally - see sketch map right.
She sent Essex to Ireland to command her army, but when he disobeyed orders and failed to complete his objectives, Elizabeth banished him from her presence.Mary would come to be known as "Bloody Mary" for her harsh treatment of English Protestants in her attempt to restore Catholicism to England.
When Sir Thomas Wyat the Younger's Rebellion threatened Mary's rule, she believed Elizabeth to have been involved in the plot and imprisoned her in the Tower of London.
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