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Elizabethan Collection (#2)

"Exploring the Glorious Elizabethan Era: From Queen Elizabeth I to Shakespearean Theatre" Step back in time to the magnificent reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Background imageElizabethan Collection: MIDSUMMER NIGHTs DREAM. Puck (from A Midsummer Nights Dream ), by Henry Fuseli. Oil, c. 1790

MIDSUMMER NIGHTs DREAM. Puck (from A Midsummer Nights Dream ), by Henry Fuseli. Oil, c. 1790

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
3765945 Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare by Gilbert, John (1817-97); (add.info.: Titus Andronicus, play by William Shakespeare (26 April 1564-23 April 1616)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600

Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600
Costume of a Tudor/Elizabethan nobleman, 1600. 1600

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Gothic Architecture (engraving)

Gothic Architecture (engraving)
3650034 Gothic Architecture (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gothic Architecture)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeths Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest, Essex, England

Queen Elizabeths Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest, Essex, England. This splendid timber- framed three-storey building was used by royalty when on hunting trips in the forest. Date: 16th century

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Hardwick Hall (1597), Derbyshire, England, UK

Hardwick Hall (1597), Derbyshire, England, UK

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 12th September 1586

Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 12th September 1586. Artist: Sir William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
Letter from William Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, Vice Chamberlain, 12th September 1586. Letter from Sir William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Spanish Armada which threatened England in July 1588

The Spanish Armada which threatened England in July 1588. The ships of the Spanish fleet are shown in combat with British vessels

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: KING LEAR. King Lear and the Fool. Illustration by Alonzo Chappel

SHAKESPEARE: KING LEAR. King Lear and the Fool. Illustration by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. (1542-1587), Queen of Scotland, 1542-87: oil, 1578, by Peter Oudry

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. (1542-1587), Queen of Scotland, 1542-87: oil, 1578, by Peter Oudry

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET. Ophelia, gone mad, distributes flowers (Act IV, Scene V)

SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET. Ophelia, gone mad, distributes flowers (Act IV, Scene V). Wood engraving after Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) for William Shakespeares play

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, around the time of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I (1559). As Princess Elizabeth she lived there in a form of semi-confinement, during the reign of Queen Mary

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream
3765548 A Midsummer Nights Dream by Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939); (add.info.: A Midsummer Nights Dream. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) to the play by William Shakespeare

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, 19th century (oil on canvas)
3743768 Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Vincent, George (1796-1831); 35.1x46.5 cm; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (Nottingham Castle)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Charles Howard, First Earl of Nottingham, (early-mid 19th century). Creator: H Robinson

Charles Howard, First Earl of Nottingham, (early-mid 19th century). Creator: H Robinson
Charles Howard, First Earl of Nottingham, (early-mid 19th century). Portrait of English statesman and admiral Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Monument of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, in old St Pauls Cathedral, City of London, 1656

Monument of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, in old St Pauls Cathedral, City of London, 1656. Tomb of the Earl of Pembroke and his wife, Anne Parr

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Hardwick Hall, A Seat of His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, c1907. Artist: Leonard Willoughby

Hardwick Hall, A Seat of His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, c1907. Artist: Leonard Willoughby
Hardwick Hall, A Seat of His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, c1907. Hardwick Hall was designed by the architect Robert Smythson (1535?1614) and built between 1590 and 1597

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Staple Inn, Holborn, London, 1924-1926. Artist: Humphrey Joel

Staple Inn, Holborn, London, 1924-1926. Artist: Humphrey Joel
Staple Inn, Holborn, 1924-1926. Staple Inn, the last surviving Inn of Chancery, dates from 1585. A print from Hutchinsons Britain Beautiful, edited by Walter Hutchinson, volume III

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, 16th century (c1905)

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, 16th century (c1905). Cecil (1520-1598) was an English politician and the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Main entrance, Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset

Main entrance, Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset, a late Elizabethan mansion with garden. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Victorian Scrap, Queen Elizabeth I and Raleigh

Victorian Scrap, Queen Elizabeth I and Raleigh
Victorian Scrap, Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh. circa 1880s

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Poster, Rudge Cycles

Poster, Rudge Cycles, made by Raleigh Industries of Nottingham. With a bowing Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabethan courtier

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The First Globe Theatre or Rose Theatre (engraving) (b / w photo)

The First Globe Theatre or Rose Theatre (engraving) (b / w photo)
XJF268070 The First Globe Theatre or Rose Theatre (engraving) (b/w photo) by English School; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c. 1600 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c. 1600 (oil on canvas)
XCF268049 Portrait of Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624) 3rd Earl of Southampton c.1600 (oil on canvas) (detail) by English School, (17th century); 204.5x121.9 cm; National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Europe, England, Midlands, Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespears Birthplace

Europe, England, Midlands, Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespears Birthplace. THIS IMAGE RESTRICTED - Not available to U.S. land tour travel operators

Background imageElizabethan Collection: ROANOKE ISLAND, 1585. English settlers landing at Roanoke Island in 1585. Detail of a map, c1590

ROANOKE ISLAND, 1585. English settlers landing at Roanoke Island in 1585. Detail of a map, c1590

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III. King Richard III confronted by Queen Elizabeth about the disappearance

SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III. King Richard III confronted by Queen Elizabeth about the disappearance of her sons (Act IV)
SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III. King Richard III confronted by Queen Elizabeth about the disappearance of her sons (Act IV, scene 4)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET. The German actor Gustaf Gr├╝ndgens in the title role contemplating Yoricks

SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET. The German actor Gustaf Gr├╝ndgens in the title role contemplating Yoricks skull, c1938

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes

Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes
A Christmas Day scene in a well-to-do household around 1550, showing the father of the house at the table with his guests, raising his blackjack tankard to toast the Queen

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethan cottages, Broadway, the Cotswolds, Hereford & Worcester, England, UK, Europe

Elizabethan cottages, Broadway, the Cotswolds, Hereford & Worcester, England, UK, Europe

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving)

The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving)
3628769 The Legend Of Britomart, Britomart And The Magic Mirror (engraving) by Walker, Arthur George (1861-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Legend Of Britomart)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir John Smithes armour, 1585 (pen, ink and watercolour on paper)

Sir John Smithes armour, 1585 (pen, ink and watercolour on paper)
3744587 Sir John Smithes armour, 1585 (pen, ink and watercolour on paper) by Halder, Jacobe (fl.c.1589); Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake on biard his ship, the Golden Hind, Deptford

Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake on biard his ship, the Golden Hind, Deptford, 1581 (colour litho)
5230138 Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake on biard his ship, the Golden Hind, Deptford, 1581 (colour litho) by Gilbert

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Southern Barbarians Come to Trade, pair of six-panel screens, early 17th century (ink

Southern Barbarians Come to Trade, pair of six-panel screens, early 17th century (ink
1152501 Southern Barbarians Come to Trade, pair of six-panel screens, early 17th century (ink, colour, gold & gold leaf on paper) (see also 1152500) by Kano Naizen (1570-1616) (attr)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Great Seal of Elizabeth (litho)

Great Seal of Elizabeth (litho)
475456 Great Seal of Elizabeth (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Elizabeth I (1533-1603); Queen of England and Ireland 1558-1603;

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho)

Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho)
6015019 Physician and physicist, William Gilbert, demonstrating magnetism to Queen Elizabeth I (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Physician and physicist)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Shakespeare and his Friends at the Mermaid Tavern, 1850 (oil on canvas)

Shakespeare and his Friends at the Mermaid Tavern, 1850 (oil on canvas)
WEL85457 Shakespeare and his Friends at the Mermaid Tavern, 1850 (oil on canvas) by Faed, John (1820-1902); 37x45 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: John Seldon)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Rugby School, 1923

Rugby School, 1923. Rugby School (Warwickshire), founded in 1567 in accordance with the legacy of Lawrence Sheriff, an Elizabethan gentleman

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson

Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, by William Heath Robinson
Scene from the Shakespeare comedy, Twelfth Night, Act II Scene iv, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Showing a banquet at Orsinos house, with the clown Feste singing a sad love song

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) (oil on panel)

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) (oil on panel)
BAL5526 Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) (oil on panel) by Gheeraerts, Marcus, the Younger (c.1561-1635); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Somerset (c. 1527-89) 3rd Earl of Worcester, 1569 (oil on panel)

William Somerset (c. 1527-89) 3rd Earl of Worcester, 1569 (oil on panel)
XZL151576 William Somerset (c.1527-89) 3rd Earl of Worcester, 1569 (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageElizabethan Collection: QUEEN ELIZABETH I, 1575. Queen Elizabeth I at a royal picnic

QUEEN ELIZABETH I, 1575. Queen Elizabeth I at a royal picnic. Woodcut from George Turbervilles Booke of Hunting, 1575

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethan Warship

Elizabethan Warship
Illustration of an Elizabethan Warship

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, 1894. Creator: Unknown

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, 1894. Creator: Unknown
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, 1894. The Hall was the home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the wealthiest women in Elizabethan England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Agricultural stand at the Royal Show at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, July 1954

Agricultural stand at the Royal Show at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, July 1954. Workers take a break whilst building a trade show stand for Crittall Grain Silos

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Judges in their robes during the reign of Elizabeth I, from A Short History

Judges in their robes during the reign of Elizabeth I, from A Short History
KW387002 Judges in their robes during the reign of Elizabeth I, from A Short History of the English People by J. R. Green, published in 1893 (colour litho) by English School




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"Exploring the Glorious Elizabethan Era: From Queen Elizabeth I to Shakespearean Theatre" Step back in time to the magnificent reign of Queen Elizabeth I, as depicted in George Gower's iconic portrait from 1588. Her regal presence and power are captured flawlessly, showcasing her influence over England and Ireland. In another stunning portrayal by Nicholas Hilliard, we witness "The Ermine Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth I in 1585. This masterpiece immortalizes her elegance and grace, symbolized by the ermine fur draped around her shoulders. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of an Elizabethan London with its bustling streets and lively theaters like The Globe. Performances filled with drama, comedy, and romance transported audiences into a world crafted by brilliant playwrights such as William Shakespeare. Even scientific discoveries thrived during this era. Dr. William Gilbert demonstrates his groundbreaking experiments on electricity to none other than Queen Elizabeth I herself. Their curiosity for knowledge pushed boundaries and paved the way for future advancements. Meet Bess of Hardwick, also known as Countess of Shrewsbury - a remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on history through her influential role at court and impressive architectural achievements like Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. Travel across Norfolk with Saxton's Map from 1574; it offers a glimpse into the intricate details of towns, villages, rivers, forests that shaped daily life during this period. Relive one of England's most significant naval battles - when the Golden Lion fiercely attacked Santa Ana during the Spanish Armada conflict. The bravery displayed by English forces underlines their determination to protect their homeland against foreign invasions. Witness both tragedy and resilience through images depicting The Great Fire of London in 1666. Despite widespread destruction caused by flames engulfing buildings throughout the cityscape, Londoners united to rebuild their beloved capital stronger than ever before.