Regina Elizabetha Juris ac Libertatum Populi Sui Semper Conservatrix; et Afflictorum qua Patet Europa Vindex. Nata Grenvici 1553. Sept. 7. Sorori Successit in Regno 1558. Nov. 17. Obijt. 160? Mar. 24 Anno Aetatis 70.
Sold by E. Copper at ye 3 Pidgeons in Bedford Street. cum privilego Reg.
A very fine and rare mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 361 x 256mm. 14¼ x 10". Laid on sheet.
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603); reigned 1558-1603. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth came to the throne on the death of her half-sister, Mary I. Her long reign, beginning in 1558, saw the secure establishment of the Church of England. It was characterised by relative peace and prosperity, a great increase in foreign trade and exploration, and a flourishing literary culture. Despite receiving many proposals of marriage, Elizabeth remained single and became legendary as the 'virgin queen'.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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