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Elizabeth I, The Lady Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, in favour of Catharine Ashley. Hatfield, March 7.

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Elizabeth I, The Lady Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, in favour of Catharine Ashley. Hatfield, March 7., British Library, 1549-03-07

This record features the second of two letters by the Elizabeth to government officials in support of her governess: "The Lady Elizabeth to the Lord…

Elizabeth I, The Lady Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, Feb. 21.

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Elizabeth I 1549-02--21, The Lady Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, Feb. 21., British Library

This records features a letter by the Lady Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, about rumors circulating about her. "The Lady Elizabeth…

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Elizabeth I, Speech in Parliament, April 10, 1563

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Elizabeth I, Speech in Parliament, April 10, 1563, British Library Lansdowne MS 94/15, 1563

This manuscript, in Elizabeth I’s own hand, is a draft version of a speech given to Parliament on 10 April 1563. The speech is a response to a…

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Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Response to the Parliament's Request She Marry

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Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Response to the Parliament's Request She Marry, http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/responseparl1559.htm, February 10, 1559

This is an address that Queen Elizabeth made to Parliament in response to a formal request that she marry to form a political alliance. She delivered…

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Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth on Religion

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Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth on Religion, http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/elizspeechreligion.htm, 1559

Queen Elizabeth inherited the throne at a time with Protestants and Catholic continued to fight for power in England and across Europe. Elizabeth sent…

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Linnartz, Armin, Angela Merkel Portrait

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Linnartz, Armin, Angela Merkel Portrait, Wikimedia Foundation, 2010

Angela Merkel is a German politician and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merkel…

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Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Theresa May Portrait

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Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Theresa May Portrait, Government of the United Kingdom, 2017-02-02

Theresa May is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2016, the…

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Elizabeth I, Speech to the Troops at Tilbury

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Elizabeth I, Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, British Library, 1588

The Speech to the Troops at Tilbury was delivered on August 9, 1588 by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the land forces earlier assembled at Tilbury in…

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Parliament, signed by Elizabeth I, Ruthin School's Royal Charter from 1595

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Parliament, signed by Elizabeth I, Ruthin School's Royal Charter from 1595, Ruthin School, 1595

Ruthin School's Royal Charter was issued in 1595. The Ruthin School is located in Denbighshire, North Wales and continued to operate as a college…

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Elizabeth I, A translation into English from French of 'The Miroir or glasse of the synnefull soule' by the future queen Elizabeth I.

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Elizabeth I, A translation into English from French of 'The Miroir or glasse of the synnefull soule' by the future queen Elizabeth I., Special Collections, Weston Library (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford), 1544-12--31

The dedication page of 'The Miroir or glasse of the synneful soule', translated from the French, written by Elizabeth I when she was 11 years old, as…

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Attributed to George Gower, Armada Portrait

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Attributed to George Gower, Armada Portrait, Wikimedia, Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature, c. 1588

The portrait was made to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada (depicted in the background). Elizabeth I's international power is reflected by…

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Attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, Pelican Portrait

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Attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, Pelican Portrait, Wikimedia Commons, housed at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England, c. 1575

The "Pelican Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth

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Elizabeth I, Tide Letter

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Elizabeth I, Tide Letter, National Archives Special Collections, SP 11/4/2 f.3- 3v, I554-03--17

"This was one of the most important letters that Elizabeth ever wrote. She had been imprisoned by her half-sister Mary on suspicion of involvement in…

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Attributed to William Segar and Nicholas Hilliard, Ermine Portrait

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Attributed to William Segar and Nicholas Hilliard, Ermine Portrait, Hatfield House, c. 1585

Segar, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, known as The Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth I of England (c.1586), Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire, UK

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Antonio Bencini, Empress Maria Theresa with her family

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Antonio Bencini, Empress Maria Theresa with her family, National Museum in Warsaw, 1756

Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina was the only female ruler of the Hapsburg dominions and the last of the House of Hapsburg. She is pictured…

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Attributed to Isaac Oliver and Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Rainbow Portrait

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Attributed to Isaac Oliver and Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Rainbow Portrait, Hatfield House, c. 1600

Oliver, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, known as The Rainbow Portrait (c.1600) Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire, UK

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Elizabeth I, The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553

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Elizabeth I, The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553, British Library, MS Harley 6986, art. 16, fol. 23, c. 1553

From a letter by Princess Elizabeth, to her younger brother, Edward, King Edward VI of England. Although the letter is not dated, he was already in…

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