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Elizabeth I websites
The websites that are listed on this page can all be considered scholarly in nature and contain a wealth of information on the life and reign of Elizabeth.
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I is often referred to as The Golden Age of English history. Elizabeth was an immensely popular Queen, and her popularity has waned little with the passing of four hundred years. She is still one of the best loved monarchs, and one of the most admired rulers of all time. She became a legend in her own lifetime, famed for her remarkable abilities and achievements. Yet, about Elizabeth the woman, we know very little. She is an enigma and was an enigma to her own people
More than 88 pages of insight into everyday life in Tudor England - food, occupations, games, pastimes, religion, fashion, manners, attitudes, and education in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. A unique reference for writers, students, actors, re-enactors, and Renaissance enthusiasts, written by Maggie Secara and designed for the Web by Paula Kate Marmor.
Visit Elizabethan Images to view portraits of the queen and her courtiers, with commentary.
Read poems, letters, and speeches by the queen at Primary Sources.
Read ES Beesly's 1892 biography of Queen Elizabeth I at Secondary Sources.
Visit the Anne Boleyn website to learn more about Elizabeth's mother.
Visit the Mary, queen of Scots website to learn more about Elizabeth's cousin.
Test your knowledge of Elizabeth's life and times at Tudor Quizzes.
This site contains biographical information on people during the Tudor period (1485-1603) of English history, as well as images, calendars, glossaries, maps, genealogical trees, information on life during the period, Tudor architecture and more. Also see the blog for news, events, books, movies, etc. and the Question and Answer blog for lively discussion of questions of Tudor history.