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    Queen Elizabeth I

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    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.

    How historical figures would have looked today — Elizabeth I

    Queen Jane Seymour - Henry VIII's beloved 3rd wife - only wife to provide a son, yet died soon after giving birth. Henry went into a great depression after she died because of his love for her.

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    Robert Dudley (1532/1533 - 1588). He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. Their relationship became strained after he married her cousin, Lettice Knollys, in 1578. When he died in 1588 Elizabeth was devastated and she kept his last letter with her until her own death.

    Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587), and her son James I (1566 - 1625). Mary was beheaded at the order of Queen Elizabeth I. Mary's son James as closest heir goes on to succeed Queen Elizabeth I.

    Queen Elizabeth I death mask.

    This charming (?) portrait shows Elizabeth near the end of her life. Note the skeleton leering over her shoulder. Did they dare to show this to her before she died?

    This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554.

    Miniature French painting of Queen Anne Boleyn.

    Princess Elizabeth of York (future Queen Elizabeth) with a disabled soldier.

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    Anne Boleyn

    Queen Victoria

    Katherine of Aragon at age 11. Wife to Prince Arthur and then Henry VIII, mother to Queen Mary I

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    Early 1980's Great Britain 10 Pounds Queen Elizabeth Florence Nightingale

    Rarely seen portrait of Queen Elizabeth I