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)
224 Pines183 Seguidores
Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I

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.

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 possible that the pearls may have belonged originally to her mother, Anne Boleyn.

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

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

Rarely seen portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Rarely seen portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

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

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

Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare

Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare

Jacket of Queen Elizabeth I

Jacket of Queen Elizabeth I

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’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

Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I

Pinterest
Buscar