A ring that is believed to have been gifted by Elizabeth I to one of her senior naval officers following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, is to go on sale in a few weeks.
The ring features a portrait of the Tudor Queen on one
Beneath the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, the birthplace of Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I has been found: Greenwich Palace.
Evidence of the former royal residence was discovered as conservation work began on the Painted Hall at the college, famous
Perhaps one of the most famous naval victories in English history, and certainly a famous moment of Elizabeth I's reign, was the defeat of the Spanish Armada, which took place today in 1588. But was it that great a victory?
Background to invasion: The relationship between England
An appeal has been launched to save one of three surviving versions of the Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.
The life-sized portrait is just one of three remaining versions of the famous depiction of Henry VIII's daughter, Elizabeth, showing a triumphant Queen after the defeat of
Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I’s letters to each other were their only sources of communication, and they remain to this day historians' most insightful and formative sources on the quarter century-long rivalry between the two queens, as they show how Mary and Elizabeth’s