Delaram engraving of Elizabeth


Francis Delaram (1589?-1627)
Elizabetha Regina
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.


Elizabeth I, Then and Now
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This page updated August 15, 2003