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Elizabethan Collection (#5)

"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: English Ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588

English Ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588
531402 English Ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588; (add.info.: The Spanish Armada which threatened England in July 1588)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Leaves from a Sketch-Book - Bits of Kent: Franks, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Leaves from a Sketch-Book - Bits of Kent: Franks, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Leaves from a Sketch-Book - Bits of Kent: Franks, 1876. A little way from this village [Kirby], just beyond the bridge over the lovely river, rises a fine old Elizabethan mansion

Background imageElizabethan Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). English author, playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1600s, (2023). English author, playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Book of Italian Costumes, c1588. Creator: Niclauss Kippell

Book of Italian Costumes, c1588. Creator: Niclauss Kippell
Noblewoman of Mantua, c1588. Italian text: Una Nobil Donna Manto-vana. Illustration from a book of Italian costumes

Background imageElizabethan Collection: 'Clemening' in Staffordshire, 1857. Creator: Unknown. 'Clemening' in Staffordshire, 1857

"Clemening" in Staffordshire, 1857. Creator: Unknown. "Clemening" in Staffordshire, 1857
"Clemening" in Staffordshire, 1857. Old customs still work in many of our country parishes; and, ere they succumb to the progress of civilisation

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portrait of Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), Infanta of Spain, c.1600

Portrait of Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), Infanta of Spain, c.1600

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Portrait of Aertje Witsen (1599-1652), 1626. Creator: David Bailly

Portrait of Aertje Witsen (1599-1652), 1626. Creator: David Bailly
Portrait of Aertje Witsen (1599-1652), 1626. Other Title(s): Portrait of a Woman, Thought to be Maria van Reigersbergh (1589-1653), Wife of Hugo de Groot

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth, (c1911). Creator: Unknown

Elizabeth, (c1911). Creator: Unknown
Elizabeth, (c1911). Queen Elizabeth I of England. The motto: Non sine sole iris (no rainbow without sun) refers to Elizabeth as the bringer of peace

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir Christopher Yelverton, justice of the Kings Bench, 1811. Creator: Robert Dunkarton

Sir Christopher Yelverton, justice of the Kings Bench, 1811. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
Sir Christopher Yelverton, justice of the Kings Bench, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of

Background imageElizabethan Collection: William Shakespeare, 1811. Creator: Robert Dunkarton

William Shakespeare, 1811. Creator: Robert Dunkarton
William Shakespeare, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of the reign of James the Second"

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, Secretary of State and Lord Treasurer to King James I; Obit 1612

Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, Secretary of State and Lord Treasurer to King James I; Obit 1612. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII. afterwards Queen; Natus 1533 - Denatus 1603, 1810

Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII. afterwards Queen; Natus 1533 - Denatus 1603, 1810. Creator: Richard Earlom
Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII. afterwards Queen; Natus 1533 - Denatus 1603, 1810. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign

Background imageElizabethan Collection: George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland; Obit 1605, 1811. Creator: Charles Turner

George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland; Obit 1605, 1811. Creator: Charles Turner
George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland; Obit 1605, 1811. From From "Portraits of characters illustrious in British History from the beginning of the reign of Henry the Eighth to the end of

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, published 1601. Creator: Christoffel van Sichem I

Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, published 1601. Creator: Christoffel van Sichem I
Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, published 1601

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Darlington, 1805/10. Creator: Henry Cave

Darlington, 1805/10. Creator: Henry Cave
Darlington, 1805/10

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Queen Elizabeth I, 1732. Creator: George Vertue

Queen Elizabeth I, 1732. Creator: George Vertue
Queen Elizabeth I, 1732

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Una and the lion, after Angelica Kauffman, between 1783 and 1800. Creator: English School

Una and the lion, after Angelica Kauffman, between 1783 and 1800. Creator: English School
Una and the lion, after Angelica Kauffman, between 1783 and 1800

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Cushion Cover (Made from Woman's Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575/1600. Creator: Unknown

Cushion Cover (Made from Woman's Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575/1600. Creator: Unknown
Cushion Cover (Made from Woman's Dress), England, Elizabethan period, 1575/1600. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827/40. Creator: Unknown

Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827/40. Creator: Unknown
Furnishing Fabric, France, 1827/40. Leceister visitant Amy Robsart, [Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester visiting Amy Robsiart]

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Procession near the Corn Exchange, Warwick May Fair Show, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Procession near the Corn Exchange, Warwick May Fair Show, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Procession near the Corn Exchange, Warwick May Fair Show, 1850. Partipants in the parade: Queen Elizabeth, attired in a white riding robe, with a regal mantle of purple velvet

Background imageElizabethan Collection: End of Room at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple, 1850. Creator: Unknown

End of Room at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple, 1850. Creator: Unknown
End of Room at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple, [Devon], 1850. The arched design represents that end of the room which is unmutilated

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Poison Cup - 16th Century, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Poison Cup - 16th Century, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Poison Cup - 16th Century, 1850. Item from an exhibition of ancient and mediaeval art the Society of Arts in London....the "Poison Cup"...is formed of green glass filagreed over with an

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethan Ceiling at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple - drawn by Mr. H. H. Sharland, 1850

Elizabethan Ceiling at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple - drawn by Mr. H. H. Sharland, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Elizabethan Ceiling at the Red Lion Inn, Barnstaple [Devon] - drawn by Mr. H. H. Sharland, 1850....part of an elaborately ornamented

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, [Staffordshire], 1850. In 1848, the present Mayor of Lichfield formed the project of a Corn Exchange and Market Hall

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Necromancy: Edward Kelly, a magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased

Necromancy: Edward Kelly, a magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased
746859 Necromancy: Edward Kelly, a magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Gresley Jewel, with miniature portraits of Sir Thomas Gresley

The Gresley Jewel, with miniature portraits of Sir Thomas Gresley
SC14568 The Gresley Jewel, with miniature portraits of Sir Thomas Gresley and his bride Catherine Walsingham (see also 14569) by Hilliard, Nicholas (1547-1619); Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Richard Tarleton, popular performer in Elizabethan theatre

Richard Tarleton, popular performer in Elizabethan theatre
Richard Tarleton (or Tarlton, ?-1588), popular performer in the Elizabethan theatre. 16th century

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Map of Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580

Map of Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580
Map of Sir Francis Drakes route round the world, 1577-1580, in The Queens Pirate, The tale of Drakes argosy of terror, by B J Clarke, illustrated by W G Savory. Date: 16th century

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Amy Robsart, first wife of Lord Robert Dudley

Amy Robsart, first wife of Lord Robert Dudley
Amy Robsart (1532-1560), first wife of Lord Robert Dudley, favourite of Elizabeth I of England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Frontispiece of The Tragicall Histoy of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

Frontispiece of The Tragicall Histoy of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus
XJF105827 Frontispiece of The Tragicall Histoy of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, c.1616 (woodcut) by English School

Background imageElizabethan Collection: An orpharian reputedly made for Elizabeth I by John Rose in 1580 (wood

An orpharian reputedly made for Elizabeth I by John Rose in 1580 (wood
MFI123713 An orpharian reputedly made for Elizabeth I by John Rose in 1580 (wood) (see also 123714-15 & 834111) by English School, (16th century); Helmingham Hall, Suffolk

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Airspeed AS. 57 Ambassador 2 G-AMAH

Airspeed AS. 57 Ambassador 2 G-AMAH
Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 G-AMAH (msn 5230), Elizabethan Class airliner named RMA Sir Christopher Hatton, of British European Airways at Blackbushe Airport. Date: 1953

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Ellen Maurice (1578-1626), 1597. Creator: Marcus Gheeraerts, the Younger

Ellen Maurice (1578-1626), 1597. Creator: Marcus Gheeraerts, the Younger
Ellen Maurice (1578-1626), 1597

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). Creator: George Vertue

The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). Creator: George Vertue
The Battle of Carberry Hill, 1567, c1742, (1944). The Battle-Array of Carberry-hill near Edinburgh with the Surrender of Mary Queen of Scots to the Confederate Lords of Scotland

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Elizabethan Lawyers

Elizabethan Lawyers Date: circa 1600

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown

The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. Creator: Unknown
The Old Curiosity Shop, London, England, c1930s. The Old Curiosity Shop built in 1567 on Portsmouth Street, Holborn was inspiration for Charles Dickenss novel of the same name

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University, John Harvard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Sir P. Sidney, (1554-1586), 1830. Philip Sidney (1554-1586) English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, an aristocrat educated at Christ Church, Oxford and prominent figure of the Elizabethan age

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The First Fleet of the East India Company Leaving Woolwich, 1601, (1890. ) Creator: Unknown

The First Fleet of the East India Company Leaving Woolwich, 1601, (1890. ) Creator: Unknown
The First Fleet of the East India Company Leaving Woolwich, 1601, (1890). The East India Company formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region

Background imageElizabethan Collection: UK, Rochester, Eastgate Ho & Gdns, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies

UK, Rochester, Eastgate Ho & Gdns, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies
Eastgate House, an Elizabethan Grade I listed house and garden dating from the 1590s and known for its connection with Charles Dickens whose museum is here, Rochester, Kent, England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Gallery of Historic Costume: Some of the Dresses Worn in Elizabeths Reign, c1934

The Gallery of Historic Costume: Some of the Dresses Worn in Elizabeths Reign, c1934. Illustration of costume worn during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Trerice House near Newquay, Cornwall, England

Trerice House near Newquay, Cornwall, England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: England, Hampshire, Alton, Chawton, Chawton House

England, Hampshire, Alton, Chawton, Chawton House

Background imageElizabethan Collection: England, Hampshire, Alton, Chawton, Chawton House

England, Hampshire, Alton, Chawton, Chawton House

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Trerice House at Newquay, Cornwall, England

Trerice House at Newquay, Cornwall, England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: The Royal Shakesphere Theatre and Swan Theatre on the river Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Royal Shakesphere Theatre and Swan Theatre on the river Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Background imageElizabethan Collection: Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, The Grand Hotel, The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes

Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, The Grand Hotel, The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850




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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.