Queen Elizabeth I
Early portraits of Queen Elizabeth I stress her God-given right to rule by her death she symbolised national unity.
In December 1587 Queen Elizabeth I put Lord Howard of Effingham in charge of England’s defence against the Spanish Armada.
The threat to the Crown from Catholic forces continued to grow for Queen Elizabeth I during the 1580s.
How was England's defeat of the Spanish Armada under Elizabeth I a defining moment in the country's history?
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 tides of peace turned for Queen Elizabeth I when Mary, Queen of Scots arrived in England in 1568.
One of England's most-famous monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) rebuilt England’s standing in the world.
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.