Queen Elizabeth I
16 of 34 portraits by Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I
by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1625
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (205 mm x 160 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 129 portraits.
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Events of 1625back to top
Current affairsJames I dies at Theobalds Palace, Hertfordshire and the Prince of Wales becomes Charles I. Charles's queen, Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France, arrives in Dover escorted by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham.
The court moves to Oxford temporarily due to an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
Art and scienceUnder the patronage of the queen, a new theatre company is formed, the Queen Henrietta's Men. Richard Perkins is a founding member.
InternationalEdward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon, is recommended by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham to command a naval expedition to Spain. Though some Spanish ships were captured, Wimbledon failed to destroy Cadiz where most of the Spanish fleet was moored.
Treaty of The Hague is signed between England and the Dutch Empire.
Exhibitions and displays
- Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs
Until 16 July
- Concealed and Revealed: The Changing Faces of Elizabeth I
- WebQuest: Elizabeth I's New Portrait
- WebQuest: Painting Elizabeth I
- WebQuest: Henry VIII's Next Wife?
- WebQuest: Famous People Guy Fawkes
- Concealed and Revealed:
The Changing Faces of Elizabeth I
- My Favourite Portrait by Fiona Shaw
- My Favourite Portrait by P.D. James
- Hidden: Unseen Paintings Beneath Tudor Portraits
- Tudor pick up guides
- Kings and Queens: A Family tree
- WebQuest: Tudor Artist's Apprentice
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Art Conservation Project
- Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection
1 June, 19:00