Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth I, who was born on the 7th of September 1533. She shares a birthday with Elizabeth Sheridan (1754), wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author of The School for Scandal. During her 45 year reign, Queen Elizabeth I established the golden Elizabethan Age. John Guy (1988) argues that this era was epitomised by a healthier, wealthier and more expansive England than at any other time within a thousand years. Queen Elizabeth I is featured alongside Queen Elizabeth II (whose Diamond Jubilee has been celebrated so successfully this year ) in the Monarchs section in My Name Is Elizabeth.