Queen Elizabeth I & The Golden Age

Elizabeth Tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. When she became queen in 1558, she was twenty-five years old, a survivor of scandal and danger. Her reign was known as "The Golden Age". "I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king". (Tilbury speech, 1588)
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Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen of England and 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 actual coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth I.  It is amazing it survived the English Civil War and Cromwell's wrath.  Most of Elizabeth's royal jewels and regalia were melted down or destroyed.

A reproduction costume of the actual coronation gown of Queen Elizabeth I. It is amazing it survived the English Civil War and Cromwell's wrath. Most of Elizabeth's royal jewels and regalia were melted down or destroyed.

Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's possible that the pearls may have belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn.

Queen Elizabeth I's pearl and ruby necklace. Historians say it's likely that the pearls belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn. (The famous 'B' necklace?

AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE ENGLISH PORTRAIT IN NEEDLEWORK DEPICTING QUEEN ELIZABETH I  CIRCA 1580

Extremely fine and rare English portrait needlework depicting Queen Elizabeth I., ca 1580

Rarely seen portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Portrait of Elizabeth I of England by an unknown artist, circa at the Westminster School, Westminster Abbey.

Napkin owned by Elizabeth I showing the arms of her mother, Anne Boleyn

Linen Damask Napkin made for and owned by Elizabeth I depicts the Boleyn Coat of Arms and a crowned Tudor rose. The napkin contains the words ‘Quene Elizabeth’ and ‘God save the Quene.

Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Reading To Queen Elizabeth I By John James Chalon Wall Art, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Wall Peels

Jacket of Queen Elizabeth I

British jacket linen plain weave, embroidered with silk and metallic threads and spangles - metallic bobbin lace (MFA Boston)

Detail of a serpent embroidered on Elizabeth’s sleeve in the Rainbow Portrait, with a heart-shaped ruby in its mouth. The serpent represents wisdom, and the ruby Elizabeth’s heart, implying that the Queen’s wisdom controls her emotions.

Elizabethan Propaganda Part 1

Detail of a serpent embroidered on Elizabeth I’s sleeve in the Rainbow Portrait, with a heart-shaped ruby in its mouth. The serpent represents wisdom, and the ruby Elizabeth’s heart, implying that the Queen’s wisdom controls her emotions.

Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I

HOUSE OF TUDOR - Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I. It is said she always carried a portrait of her mother, Anne Boleyn in this ring.

A Miniature of Elizabeth I as a Princess

A Miniature of Elizabeth I as a Princess painted ca. - copy of a painting attributed to William Scrots at Windsor Castle, Royal Collection.

Elizabeth I. By Richard Burchett. Oil on panel, 1850’s.

A departure from the usual presentations of this queen -historysquee: Elizabeth I By Richard Burchett Oil on panel,

Elizabeth I. By Richard Burchett. Oil on panel, 1850’s.

A departure from the usual presentations of this queen -historysquee: Elizabeth I By Richard Burchett Oil on panel,

Sign under the oak tree planted by Elizabeth II on the spot of the original oak (at Hatfield House) that Elizabeth I was sitting under when she was told she had become Queen

Sign under the oak tree planted by Elizabeth II on the spot of the original oak (at Hatfield House) that Elizabeth I was sitting under when she was told she had become Queen

Queen Elizabeth Lute Miniature, Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1576,  Berkeley Castle.

Queen Elizabeth I Playing the Lute (Miniature) Giclee Print by Nicholas Hilliard.

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