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Elizabeth the first.  Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

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Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

Elizabeth I of England For being a great leader. Showcasing independence, great leadership, decisiveness and thus making England thrive during her rule.

Elizabeth I of England For being a great leader. Showcasing independence, great leadership, decisiveness and thus making England thrive during her rule.

ABITI STORICI FEMMINILI 1500 INGLESE ABITO COSTUME STORICO FEMMINILE 1500 INGLESE EPOCA ELISABETTIANA

ABITI STORICI FEMMINILI 1500 INGLESE ABITO COSTUME STORICO FEMMINILE 1500 INGLESE EPOCA ELISABETTIANA

Ruffled Collar Olive Martini Elizabethan Neck by JenkittysCloset

Ruffled Collar Olive Martini Elizabethan Neck Ruff Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Tudor

Ruffled Collar Olive Martini Elizabethan Neck by JenkittysCloset

Elizabethan Italian Greyhound Pendant Altered Art by snowdrop88, $14.00

Elizabethan Italian Greyhound Pendant Altered Art by snowdrop88, $14.00

Ruffled Collar White Satin Huge Tall Wide Elizabethan Neck Ruff Victorian…

Ruffled Collar White Satin Huge Tall Wide Elizabethan Neck Ruff Victorian Steampunk Gothic Edwardian

Ruffled Collar White Satin Huge Tall Wide Elizabethan Neck Ruff Victorian…

A sharply cut wool jacket with a corset-style body and feminine puff sleeves. The Elizabethan-style ruff collar in concertinaed snakeskin is inspired by Virginia Woolf's Orlando, a novel set across different periods in history.

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A sharply cut wool jacket with a corset-style body and feminine puff sleeves. The Elizabethan-style ruff collar in concertinaed snakeskin is inspired by Virginia Woolf's Orlando, a novel set across different periods in history.

Queen Elizabeth makes us envious in her show of power and desirability through her hair and elegant white dress.

Queen Elizabeth makes us envious in her show of power and desirability through her hair and elegant white dress.

Caterina de' Medici

CATERINA DE’ MEDICI – JEAN ORIEUX

Caterina de' Medici

Borges

Jorge Luis Borges, “Los Justos” (“La Cifra”, 1981)

Borges

Figino Giovanni Ambrogio Ritratto di Lucio Foppa, 1585-1590

Figino Giovanni Ambrogio Ritratto di Lucio Foppa, 1585-1590

When Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville,he was defying conventions on several fronts.This wasn’t just about Elizabeth lacking royal status—Edward was taking a diplomatic gamble.To marry someone from within a country,and not someone foreign,risked disrupting the balance of internal politics.Not selecting a princess from the European princess-bride market rejected the prestige that came with a royal union.

When Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville,he was defying conventions on several fronts.This wasn’t just about Elizabeth lacking royal status—Edward was taking a diplomatic gamble.To marry someone from within a country,and not someone foreign,risked disrupting the balance of internal politics.Not selecting a princess from the European princess-bride market rejected the prestige that came with a royal union.

James I of England & VI of Scotland, he was the successor to the English throne when his cousin several-times-removed Queen Elizabeth I died.  He is best known for his sponsorship of the King James Bible. http://nickwalters.org

James I of England & VI of Scotland, he was the successor to the English throne when his cousin several-times-removed Queen Elizabeth I died. He is best known for his sponsorship of the King James Bible. http://nickwalters.org

Tsarina Elizabetha Alexeievna

Tsarina Elizabetha Alexeievna

Queen Elizabeth 1-never married or had children. She was known as the Virgin Queen.

Queen Elizabeth 1-never married or had children. She was known as the Virgin Queen.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.