Delaram engraving of Elizabeth
Engraving after Nicholas Hilliard
This magnificent posthumous
engraving, based on a portrait by Hilliard, is an apotheosis of Elizabeth.
In imagery taken from the Virgin
Mary as the Woman of the Apocalypse, Elizabeth is shown crowned with stars.
Her earthly success is commemorated
beneath in verses by John Davies of Hereford:
Lo here her Type, who was of late, the Prop of Belgia, Stay of France:
Spaines Foyle Faiths Shield, and Queene of State; of Arms and Learning;
Fate and Chance:
In brief; of women, nere was seen, so great a Prince; so good a Queen.
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