Tudor History. The story of Queen Elizabeth I's "Spymaster" Sir Francis Walsingham

Sir Francis Walsingham

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Queen Elizabeth I knighting Sir Francis Drake

Sir William Cecil, Baron Burghley, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State

Princess Elizabeth’s, later Queen Elizabeth I, letter to her sister Queen Mary I. Written just before she was taken to the Tower.

Queen Elizabeth needlework portrait

The Rainbow Portrait ~ Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth, c.1575.

Biography of Elizabeth of York, Queen of England

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c.1560, around the time she was being courted by 12 "suitors", most of whom she never met. The marriage negotiations were a very serious matter undertaken by Cecil and Walsingham and debated by her Council. The Queen now 27 years old was considered "mature" for a first marriage, but the English throne was a prize. Cecil and Walsingham badly wanted to secure a Protestant dynasty through Elizabeth's marriage and her children who would be heirs to the English thro...

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William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I's chief councillor and friend by lisby1, via Flickr

Queen Elizabeth I

Miniature of Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I, by William Essex

Queen Elizabeth I with a fan, Bristol Museums

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Queen Elizabeths wedding cake!!

Beloved Matilda of Flanders - Queen Consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror.

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I.