Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

Gown worn by Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty

Queen Elizabeth II. God Save the Queen :) This woman is going to outlive us all.

Queen Elizabeth II. God Save the Queen :) This woman is going to outlive us all.

The death of Queen Elizabeth I., as imagined by artist, Paul Delaroche (1828).  In March 1603 Elizabeth was described as being unwell and seemed depressed.   She took up residence in one of her favourite palaces – Richmond – close to the River Thames.   She refused to allow herself to be examined, and she refused take to her bed – standing for hours on end. As her condition deteriorated her ladies-in-waiting spread cushions on the floor, and Elizabeth eventually lay down on them.

The death of Queen Elizabeth I., as imagined by artist, Paul Delaroche (1828). In March 1603 Elizabeth was described as being unwell and seemed depressed. She took up residence in one of her favourite palaces – Richmond – close to the River Thames. She refused to allow herself to be examined, and she refused take to her bed – standing for hours on end. As her condition deteriorated her ladies-in-waiting spread cushions on the floor, and Elizabeth eventually lay down on them.

Child Queen: Elizabeth with her father who went on to become King George VI in a photo taken in July 1929

Child Queen: Elizabeth with her father who went on to become King George VI in a photo taken in July 1929

Elizabeth the first.  Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

Jacket of Queen Elizabeth I / Would make a nice skirt as  beige lace overlay on silk

Jacket of Queen Elizabeth I / Would make a nice skirt as beige lace overlay on silk

After her father died in 1952, Queen Elizabeth's mother, known as the Queen Mother, lived a lively life as a widow for 50 years. Until her death at age 101, the charming Queen Mother shared her daughter's love of horse racing and offered her someone to confide in.

After her father died in 1952, Queen Elizabeth's mother, known as the Queen Mother, lived a lively life as a widow for 50 years. Until her death at age 101, the charming Queen Mother shared her daughter's love of horse racing and offered her someone to confide in.

The secrets of this beautiful locket ring were not discovered until it was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after she died in 1603. The mother-of-pearl ring with rubies in the band and diamonds on the facade was hiding two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth herself and the other believed to be her mother, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded when Elizabeth was just two years old.

The secrets of this beautiful locket ring were not discovered until it was removed from Elizabeth I’s finger after she died in 1603. The mother-of-pearl ring with rubies in the band and diamonds on the facade was hiding two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth herself and the other believed to be her mother, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded when Elizabeth was just two years old.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wearing the Boucheron honeycomb tiara, the Greville emerald and diamond necklace and earrings (Field argues that the emeralds included in this necklace originally belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette).

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wearing the Boucheron honeycomb tiara, the Greville emerald and diamond necklace and earrings (Field argues that the emeralds included in this necklace originally belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette).

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