Walter Raleigh (1544–1618) was a courtier, seaman and explorer in Elizabethan England. He was a pioneer in the English colonisation of North America.

The threat to the Crown from Catholic forces continued to grow for Queen Elizabeth I during the 1580s.

John Dee (1527–1608/9) was a brilliant mathematician, antiquary and astrologer, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

How was England's defeat of the Spanish Armada under Elizabeth I a defining moment in the country's history?

Anthony Jenkinson was a 16th century English merchant and explorer. He wrote maps and works on Russia and met Ivan the Terrible several times.

The tides of peace turned for Queen Elizabeth I when Mary, Queen of Scots arrived in England

The Spanish Armada led by King Philip II of Spain attempted to invade England in 1588, to avenge the death of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587.

Concerns about who would succeed Queen Elizabeth I saw Parliament petition her to marry and produce an heir almost immediately. 

In the 1570s and 1580s, Queen Elizabeth I granted royal permission to two Englishmen to colonise America.

In Elizabeth I with a pelican emblem (1575), Nicholas Hilliard used symbols to communicate messages about Queen Elizabeth I. 

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