Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1604
6 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (169 mm x 167 mm) paper size
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- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 135 portraits.
Events of 1604back to top
Current affairsJames I summons the Hampton Court Conference to ease tensions between Puritans and Anglican bishops. The conference is attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Whitgift, who dies soon afterwards; he is succeeded by Richard Bancroft.
Parliament assembles and debates James I's desire for administrative and parliamentary union with Scotland.
Art and scienceRobert Peake the Elder is appointed picture maker to Prince Henry.
A table Alphabeticall, created by lexicographer and clergyman, Robert Cawdrey, is the first English dictionary to be published.
First recorded performance at Whitehall Palace of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello.
InternationalJames I of England ends the Anglo-Spanish War with Spain after twenty years of intermittent hostilities, resulting in the Treaty of London. A series of conferences are held at Somerset House, London, between members of the Hispano-Flemish delegation and the English commissioners to negotiate the treaty.
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