"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years ago. The span of the largest arch was 81 feet, and the rise 26 feet 3 inches." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

York Bridge

"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years…

Queen Elizabeth stepping over some mud with Sir Walter Raleigh's cloak.

Sir Walter Raleigh's Cloak

Queen Elizabeth stepping over some mud with Sir Walter Raleigh's cloak.

"Queen Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII, by Anne Boleyn. Her reign is one of the most remarkable in English history. It lasted from 1558 to 1603, and in those years England's glory was brighter than it had ever been before. Elizabeth was not extreme in her religious views. she was probably lacking in religious feeling, but on the whole, inclined toward the Protestant system, though not biitter against the Roman Catholic Church. Accordingly, the Church of Elizabeth was less Protestant than that of Edward VI, but did not retain the Roman Catholic doctrines of the Church of Mary and Henry VIII. It was a Protestant Church, but kept the old forms of worship."—Colby, 1899

Queen Elizabeth

"Queen Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII, by Anne Boleyn. Her reign is one of the most remarkable…

Queen of England

Queen Elizabeth

Queen of England

The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London, 1569.)." -Cundall, 1895

Elizabetha Regina

The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London,…

This illustration shows the costumes worn during the Elizabethan Era.

Elizabethan Costumes

This illustration shows the costumes worn during the Elizabethan Era.

Illustration of London with a focus on London Bridge as it looked during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. This is a portion of a larger image, a complete Victorian etched 'facsimile' of 'London' created in 1616 by Claes Jansz Visscher. The River Thames is pictured, as is a portion of London. The "Bridge Gate" is labeled, along with several spires from cathedrals, etc. A portion of Southwark Cathedral can be seen in the foreground.

London Bridge as it Looked at the Time of Queen Elizabeth I

Illustration of London with a focus on London Bridge as it looked during the reign of Queen Elizabeth…

This illustration shows Queen Elizabeth being carried by her servents.

Queen Elizabeth

This illustration shows Queen Elizabeth being carried by her servents.

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."—Aveling, 1891

Tudor Rose

"Tudor Rose, from the cedar coffin of Queen Elizabeth."—Aveling, 1891

"A Spanish ship of Elizabeth's time."—Gordy, 1912

Spanish Ship

"A Spanish ship of Elizabeth's time."—Gordy, 1912