Frances Walsingham (1567-1633), Countess of Essex and Countess of Clanricarde was an English noblewoman. The daughter of Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's Secretary of State, she became the wife of Sir Philip Sidney at age 16. Her second husband was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, with whom she had five children. Shortly after his execution in 1601 she married her lover,[1] Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, and went to live in Ireland.

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 1558 until her death. Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate.

Edward VI, the last Tudor King...I've never seen this portrait.

Queen Elizabeth

Believed to be Frances Walsingham, daughter of Francis Walsingham and wife of Richard Devereux, Earl of Essex

Lettice Knollys, great-niece of Anne Boleyn, Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn Laetitia Knollys, Countess of Essex and Leicester (November 1543[1] - 25 December 1634), normally referred to as Lettice Knollys, was born in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire. She was the mother of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth I's famous courtier. In her second marriage, Lettice Knollys was wife to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I's favorite. Elizabeth hated her for it.

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Sophie of the Netherlands. She was buried in her wedding dress because she said her life ended the day she got married.

Elizabeth I ... she was always proud of her beautiful hands ~ look for them to be displayed in other portraits.

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.

James V de Escocia, hijo de Margaret Tudor, y la Reina María de Guisa, los padres de María, Reina de Escocia

Charles Brandon & Mary Tudor, his first wife. Her old husband, the King of France, died and he was supposed to bring her home to England. They fell in love and got married instead!

Anne Boleyn Says a Final Goodbye to her Daughter, Princess Elizabeth by Gustaf Wappers, 1838.

Elizabeth I.

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 the people.

mary queen of scots death mask

For some time before 1592, Arbella was considered one of the natural candidates for succession to the English crown, after her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Marshall, 601). However, between the end of 1592 and the spring of 1593, the influential Cecils, Elizabeth's Secretaries of State Lord Burghley and his son Sir Robert Cecil) turned their attention away from Arbella towards James VI of Scotland...

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) – English queen and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She was the last Tudor queen, and her reign included the contributions of William Shakespeare and Francis Drake.

Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth.

Mary Queen of Scots and her son James, who would later take the throne after Queen Elizabeths death. Queen Elizabeth hated Mary & her Catholic faith, Elizabeth jailed Mary in the tower for a total 19 years before executing her. James grew up alone and mistreated by his uncle, he lost his mother in his life shortly after this painting. Mary had sought out Elizabeths protection, but she was refused & imprisoned, never once seeing Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth was after all still her fathers daugh...