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Hatfield Palace, Elizabeth I home. A sanctuary after her years as a prisoner in The Tower of London, until she ascended to the throne after her half sister (Mary I) death.
Elizabeth I., circa late 1590s. Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for her people. Her Majesty did not care for average painters to paint her portrait, because images of her were often used as state propaganda. An aging monarch could not be portrayed to the public when the succession was still in doubt.
Miniature portrait of Anne Boleyn - inside the ring that her daughter Elizabeth I constantly wore and was removed from her finger after her death and sent to James VI of Scotland as evidence of her death, showing how important the ring and her mother were to Elizabeth.
Helen Hunt, the famous poet who earned $575 in a single fortnight. (Fortnight = 14 days)
Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana was an intellectual prodigy, famous poet, and nun. Her most influential work was "Reply to Sor Filotea" in which she argued for women's rights to education, saying that women were just as intellectually competent as men and condemned the Catholic church for helping to keep women uneducated.
This was the time of Shakespeare, a famous poet/writer.