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Who do you think you were?

Who do you think you were?

Who do you think you were?

The reign of Elizabeth I from 1558-1603 was a time of extraordinary enterprise.

New opportunities for creativity and wealth creation in this period saw the beginning of the rise of the so-called ‘middling sort’ or middle classes. Complementing the exhibition Elizabeth I and her People, explore the reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraits of her people. Answer a few lifestyle questions about the period and discover your inner Elizabethan!