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.
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Fine mezzotint, with very large margins. Plate 361 x 260mm. 14¼ x 10¼". Some creasing
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'.
CS 54: i/iv.
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