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Elizabethan Collection (#4)

"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: 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

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Examples of costumes during the Elizabethan Period

Examples of costumes during the Elizabethan Period
5305284 Examples of costumes during the Elizabethan Period.; (add.info.: Examples of costumes during the Elizabethan Period. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, c1910

Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, c1910
A view looking west up Fore Street towards the famous Eastgate arch. The arch was an Elizabethan structure that marked the boundary of the old medieval town

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown

Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). Creator: Unknown
Queen Elizabeth Dancing with the Earl of Leicester, 1581, (1942). 16th century scene: Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester dance the volta as musicians play stringed instruments

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir Martin Frobisher, late 16th century, (1946). Creator: Cornelius Ketel

Sir Martin Frobisher, late 16th century, (1946). Creator: Cornelius Ketel
Sir Martin Frobisher, late 16th century, (1946). Portrait of Martin Frobisher (c1535-1594), English navigator, explorer and privateer who made three voyages to the New World in search of

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The World in the Elizabethan Era, 1926. Creators: Unknown, Emery Walker Ltd

The World in the Elizabethan Era, 1926. Creators: Unknown, Emery Walker Ltd
The World in the Elizabethan Era, 1926. Map of the world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The key shows: Mediaeval Trade routes, (the shipping in Asiatic seas was oriental)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A form of Elizabethan punishment

A form of Elizabethan punishment
3329541 A form of Elizabethan punishment; (add.info.: Woodcut print depicting a form of Elizabethan punishment (stocks). Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeares play Comedy of Errors, 18th century (engraving)

William Shakespeares play Comedy of Errors, 18th century (engraving)
3772282 William Shakespeares play Comedy of Errors, 18th century (engraving) by Wheatley, Francis (1747-1801) (after); (add.info.: William Shakespeares play The Comedy of Errors-Act I Scene I)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Dover to Sandwich and Blacknerse to Gravelines - The Spanish Armada

Dover to Sandwich and Blacknerse to Gravelines - The Spanish Armada and the English Fleet off Calais, c
7340034 Dover to Sandwich and Blacknerse to Gravelines - The Spanish Armada and the English Fleet off Calais, c. 1590 (manuscript) by Adams, Robert (1540-95) (after); National Maritime Museum

Background imageElizabethan Collection: portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England (painting)

portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England (painting)
3524379 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England (painting); (add.info.: portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England reigned 1558-1603. 16th Century, unknown artist)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeare, from from the book The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain

William Shakespeare, from from the book The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain... 1813 (engraving)
5322613 William Shakespeare, from from the book The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain... 1813 (engraving) by English School

Background imageElizabethan Collection: As You Like It

As You Like It
5308139 As You Like It.; (add.info.: Title page for As You Like It by William Shakespeare. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) an English poet, playwright, and actor

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale
5308137 A Winter's Tale.; (add.info.: Title page for A Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. A Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's comedies)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Woodblock engraving depicting two men suffering from a hangover after drinking too much wine

Woodblock engraving depicting two men suffering from a hangover after drinking too much wine, 16th century
5309092 Woodblock engraving depicting two men suffering from a hangover after drinking too much wine, 16th century; (add.info)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: North-east view of an old 15th-century Tudor house in Sweedon's Passage, Grub Street, 1791

North-east view of an old 15th-century Tudor house in Sweedon's Passage, Grub Street, 1791
FLO5000607 North-east view of an old 15th-century Tudor house in Sweedon's Passage, Grub Street, 1791. Formerly inhabited by Sir Richard Whittington and Sir Thomas Gresham. Rebuilt 1805

Background imageElizabethan Collection: British Navy officers playing a ball game on Plymouth Hoe, waiting for the approach of

British Navy officers playing a ball game on Plymouth Hoe, waiting for the approach of the terrible Spanish Armada
NWI4835697 British Navy officers playing a ball game on Plymouth Hoe, waiting for the approach of the terrible Spanish Armada, 1588. Among them, the English navigator Sir Francis Drake, (1540-1596)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: An Elizabethan Banquet

An Elizabethan Banquet
3329462 An Elizabethan Banquet; (add.info.: Woodcut print of an Elizabethan Banquet. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Marriage ceremony of the natives of Panama, 1778

Marriage ceremony of the natives of Panama, 1778
3478881 Marriage ceremony of the natives of Panama, 1778; (add.info.: Marriage ceremony of the natives of Panama: reported in Francis Drake's voyages)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury, pub. 1822 (engraving)

Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury, pub. 1822 (engraving)
8630888 Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury, pub. 1822 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tilbury)

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)
527822 Francis Drake's first view of the Pacific Ocean in 1572 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: English navigator and privateer)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The world as known after the circumnavigation by Sir Francis Drake

The world as known after the circumnavigation by Sir Francis Drake
1578478 The world as known after the circumnavigation by Sir Francis Drake; (add.info.: The world as known after the circumnavigation by Sir Francis Drake in the years 1577-1580)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elisabeth/Elizabeth I, 1896 (chromo)

Queen Elisabeth/Elizabeth I, 1896 (chromo)
3788659 Queen Elisabeth/Elizabeth I, 1896 (chromo) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); (add.info.: Queen Elisabeth/Elizabeth I)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir Francis Drake engaging the Cacafuego, a rich Spanish ship, 16th century (engraving, etching)

Sir Francis Drake engaging the Cacafuego, a rich Spanish ship, 16th century (engraving, etching)
7342144 Sir Francis Drake engaging the Cacafuego, a rich Spanish ship, 16th century (engraving, etching) by June, John (1744-75); 12.2x17.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth I, c.1590 (oil on panel)

Elizabeth I, c.1590 (oil on panel)
7337893 Elizabeth I, c.1590 (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); 119.4x91.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558. Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
3525406 Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558. Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.; (add.info.: Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Pottery jug mounted in silver-gilt, Elizabeth I period

Pottery jug mounted in silver-gilt, Elizabeth I period
CH12610 Pottery jug mounted in silver-gilt, Elizabeth I period; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth's I body laid out in state, pub. 1898 (litho)

Elizabeth's I body laid out in state, pub. 1898 (litho)
8646478 Elizabeth's I body laid out in state, pub. 1898 (litho) by Hatherell, William (1855-1928) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Elizabeth's body laid out in state)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A popular Elizabethan ballad with a Happy Couple

A popular Elizabethan ballad with a Happy Couple
3329503 A popular Elizabethan ballad with a Happy Couple; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a popular Elizabethan ballad with a Happy Couple. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
3329876 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; (add.info.: Portrait of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532-1588) an English nobleman. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: A Galleon

A Galleon
3330882 A Galleon; (add.info.: Engraving of a Galleon, a sailing ship originally used as a warship and then later for trade. Dated 18th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Resolution of a Council of War of the English Naval Commanders to pursue the Spanish Armada until

Resolution of a Council of War of the English Naval Commanders to pursue the Spanish Armada until we have cleared our
KDC441054 Resolution of a Council of War of the English Naval Commanders to pursue the Spanish Armada until we have cleared our own coast, 1 August

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sixpence, with the head of Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century

Sixpence, with the head of Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century
BAL72640 Sixpence, with the head of Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century; British Museum, London, UK

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew -Act III Scene II

William Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew -Act III Scene II
3772294 William Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew -Act III Scene II by Wheatley, Francis (1747-1801); (add.info.: William Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew-Act III Scene II)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeares play

William Shakespeares play
3772273 William Shakespeares play by Kauffman, Angelica (1741-1807) (after); (add.info.: William Shakespeares play The Two Gentlemen of Verona-Act V Scene IV: Valentine, Proteus, Silvia and Julia)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: There's plenty of time to win this game and thrash the Spaniards too, 1944 (oil on canvas)

There's plenty of time to win this game and thrash the Spaniards too, 1944 (oil on canvas)
CH24079 There's plenty of time to win this game and thrash the Spaniards too, 1944 (oil on canvas) by Bennett, Frank Moss (1874-1953); 58.5x88.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: 'The Queen's Highway in the Sixteenth Century', by J. Hayllar... 1864. Creator: W Thomas

"The Queen's Highway in the Sixteenth Century", by J. Hayllar... 1864. Creator: W Thomas
"The Queen's Highway in the Sixteenth Century", by J. Hayllar, in the Winter Exhibition at the gallery of the Institute of Painters in Water-colours, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in Court, 1942 (oil on panel)

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in Court, 1942 (oil on panel)
BAL1854 Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in Court, 1942 (oil on panel) by Bennett, Frank Moss (1874-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Frank Moss Bennett)




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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.