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Elizabethan Collection (#3)

"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: 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

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottinghamshire Wollaton Hall and Park Signed and dated in

Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottinghamshire Wollaton Hall and Park Signed and dated in ocher color paint, lower left: " J. Siberechts-1697.", Jan Siberechts, 1627-ca. 1703, Flemish

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR. English actors portraying the roles of Brutus, Cassius

SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR. English actors portraying the roles of Brutus, Cassius, and Marc Antony in a scene from William Shakespeares historical play Julius Caesar. Line engraving, 19th century

Background imageElizabethan Collection: SHAKESPEARE: KING HENRY V. King Henry wooing Princess Katharine of France (Catherine de Valois)

SHAKESPEARE: KING HENRY V. King Henry wooing Princess Katharine of France (Catherine de Valois): steel engraving by W. Greatbach after W.F. Yeames, A.R.A. late 19th century

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A WINTERs TALE. A Winters Tale by William Shakespeare performed at the Princes Theatre

A WINTERs TALE. A Winters Tale by William Shakespeare performed at the Princes Theatre, Manchester, England. Wood engraving, c1869

Background imageElizabethan Collection: LOVEs LABOUR LOST. Title page of a 19th century edition of Shakespeares Loves Labour Lost

LOVEs LABOUR LOST. Title page of a 19th century edition of Shakespeares Loves Labour Lost
LOVEs LABOUR LOST. Title page of a 19th century edition of Shakespeares " Loves Labour Lost" : wood engraving after Sir John Gilbert

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Drummer of 1598

Drummer of 1598
A drummer of 1598. Date: 1598

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A Timber-Framed House

A Timber-Framed House
An Elizabethan timber-framed house

Background imageElizabethan Collection: An Elizabethan Playhouse

An Elizabethan Playhouse
An early 20th century drawing of a scene at the Swan Theatre, Bankside, loosely based on a contemporary sketch by Johannes de Witt

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Bankside Map Theatres

Bankside Map Theatres
A map of Bankside showing location of the theatres during the Elizabethan/ Jacobean period

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethan Judges

Elizabethan Judges
Two judges from the Elizabethan period in their robes

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Corbet Castle

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Lone Tree

UK, England, Shropshire, Moreton Corbet, Lone Tree

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Audley End BL10624

Audley End BL10624
The north entrance porch at Audley End, Audley Park, Saffron Walden, Essex. The image was taken for Lord Braybrooke, C C Neville, the owner of Audley End

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Portraits of Shakspeare, 1864....according to the best authorities, there is not even a portrait for which it can be asserted that he sat...The centre...[portrait] is the most authenticated

Background imageElizabethan Collection: 'A Train of Thought, ' by J. D. Watson, in the Winter Exhibition, 1864. Creator: W Thomas

"A Train of Thought, " by J. D. Watson, in the Winter Exhibition, 1864. Creator: W Thomas
"A Train of Thought, " by J. D. Watson, in the Winter Exhibition, 1864....the subject of this picture...is simply a young, intelligent, and gallant-looking fellow

Background imageElizabethan Collection: May Day in Queen Elizabeth's Time 1821 (oil on canvas)

May Day in Queen Elizabeth's Time 1821 (oil on canvas)
8766680 May Day in Queen Elizabeth's Time 1821 (oil on canvas) by Leslie, Charles Robert (1794-1859); 71.4x91.8 cm; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Counter commemorating Queen Elizabeth I; obverse, c.1613 (silver)

Counter commemorating Queen Elizabeth I; obverse, c.1613 (silver)
7339297 Counter commemorating Queen Elizabeth I; obverse, c.1613 (silver) by Passe, Simon de (1595-1647); 6.1x5.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Simon van de Passe)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1591 (oil on canvas)

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1591 (oil on canvas)
7337887 Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1591 (oil on canvas) by Gheeraerts, Marcus, the Younger (c.1561-1635); 116.9x91.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel)

Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel)
7342330 Elizabeth I (the Armada Portrait'), c.1588 (oil on oak panel) by English School, (16th century); 112.5x127 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: An Elizabethan man, called Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1581 (watercolour, ivory)

An Elizabethan man, called Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1581 (watercolour, ivory)
7337508 An Elizabethan man, called Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 1581 (watercolour, ivory) by Hilliard, Nicholas (1547-1619); 2.8x0 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Macbeth

Macbeth
5308138 Macbeth.; (add.info.: Title page for Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) an English poet, playwright, and actor

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
5308135 A Midsummer Night's Dream.; (add.info.: Title page for A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's comedies)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Shakespeare at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I, Stained Glass Window (engraving)

Shakespeare at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I, Stained Glass Window (engraving)
8661523 Shakespeare at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I, Stained Glass Window (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shakespeare at the Court of Queen Elizabeth)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Illustration for The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, 19th century (engraving)

Illustration for The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, 19th century (engraving)
3772206 Illustration for The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, 19th century (engraving) by Gilbert, John (1817-97); (add.info)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew

Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew
3586136 Mabel Terry-Lewis as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew'; (add.info.: Photograph of Mabel Terry-Lewis (1872-1957) an English actress, and member of the Terry-Gielgud dynasty of actors

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Francis Drake's first view of the Pacific Ocean in 1572 (engraving)

Francis Drake's first view of the Pacific Ocean in 1572 (engraving)
3525335 Francis Drake's first view of the Pacific Ocean in 1572 (engraving); (add.info.: Francis Drake 1545-1596. English navigator and privateer)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: 16th Century map of Norwich

16th Century map of Norwich
3329550 16th Century map of Norwich; (add.info.: 16th Century map of Norwich, England. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing, play first performed c1598

William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing, play first performed c1598
532716 William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing, play first performed c1598.; (add.info.: William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing, play first performed c.1598)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Richard Tarlton

Richard Tarlton
5305101 Richard Tarlton.; (add.info.: Portrait of Richard Tarlton (1530-1588) an English actor of the Elizabethan era. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Edward Alleyn

Edward Alleyn
5305098 Edward Alleyn.; (add.info.: Portrait of Edward Alleyn (1566-1626) an English actor and founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School. Dated 17th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
5308134 Twelfth Night.; (add.info.: Title page for Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Twelfth Night (or What You Will) is one of Shakespeare's comedies

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethans in characteristics costumes

Elizabethans in characteristics costumes
3329865 Elizabethans in characteristics costumes; (add.info.: Illustration of Elizabethans in characteristics costumes. Dated 15th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Two alchemists distilling an Elixir, 16th century (engraving)

Two alchemists distilling an Elixir, 16th century (engraving)
3329492 Two alchemists distilling an Elixir, 16th century (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicting two alchemists distilling an Elixir, during the Elizabethan Period)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portrait of famous conquerors and explorers, c.1865 (engraving)

Portrait of famous conquerors and explorers, c.1865 (engraving)
UIG5413718 Portrait of famous conquerors and explorers, c.1865 (engraving); (add.info.: Conquerors and explorers: Sebastian Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: St Augustine, 1588 (engraving)

St Augustine, 1588 (engraving)
7340020 St Augustine, 1588 (engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 16th century (engraving)

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 16th century (engraving)
7341621 Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), 16th century (engraving) by Dutch School, (16th century) (after); 16.8x10.2 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588), 17th century (engraving)

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588), 17th century (engraving)
7341619 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588), 17th century (engraving) by Sichem, Christoffel van the Elder (1546-1624); 18.8x14.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: East part of Ulster, c.1594-1603 (laid on linen)

East part of Ulster, c.1594-1603 (laid on linen)
7340914 East part of Ulster, c.1594-1603 (laid on linen) by Unknown Artist, (16th century); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Unknown Artist)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Thomas Cavendish, Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins, 17th century (oil on canvas)

Thomas Cavendish, Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins, 17th century (oil on canvas)
7337860 Thomas Cavendish, Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins, 17th century (oil on canvas) by Unknown Artist, (17th century); 149.5x159 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Raleigh's Gallantry, 1824 (coloured engraving)

Raleigh's Gallantry, 1824 (coloured engraving)
8652755 Raleigh's Gallantry, 1824 (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Raleigh's Gallantry)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Map of Cartagena, 1588 (engraving)

Map of Cartagena, 1588 (engraving)
7340018 Map of Cartagena, 1588 (engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well
5308136 All's Well That Ends Well.; (add.info.: Title page for All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) an English poet, playwright, and actor




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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.