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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seal of Elizabeth 1st

seal of Elizabeth 1st

"Elizabeth: Heart Of A King", BBC History Documentary, presented by historian David Starkey. Note: Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Ambassador in Paris, was witness to The Saint Bartholomew Day's Massacre on August 24, 1574. He barely escaped, and returned to England determined to safeguard Protestantism, and the life of Elizabeth I.

"Elizabeth: Heart Of A King", BBC History Documentary, presented by historian David Starkey. Note: Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Ambassador in Paris, was witness to The Saint Bartholomew Day's Massacre on August 24, 1574. He barely escaped, and returned to England determined to safeguard Protestantism, and the life of Elizabeth I.

The Chequers Ring--it is believed that Elizabeth I was wearing this ring at her death. This view sows Anne Boleyn's portrait.

The Chequers Ring--it is believed that Elizabeth I was wearing this ring at her death. This view sows Anne Boleyn's portrait.

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.

A Miniature of Elizabeth I as a Princess

A Miniature of Elizabeth I as a Princess

Rare English portrait in needlework depicting Queen Elizabeth I, from about 1580.

Rare English portrait in needlework depicting Queen Elizabeth I, from about 1580.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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