Glover, Elizabeth in Parliament


Renold Elstrack (1570-1630?)
Queen Elizabeth in Parliament.
Engraving in Robert Glover,
Nobilitas politica vel ciuilis
London: William Jaggard, 1608
This handcolored engraving shows a meeting of the English Parliament. In the foreground, members of the House of Commons stand behind a bar looking toward the queen. Bishops and noblemen who constituted the House of Lords sit in the middle, robed in red, with their secretaries in black robes busily taking notes. The perspective point in the long hall comes to rest in Queen Elizabeth herself, seated in royal robes on her throne.

Elizabeth I, Then and Now
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Introduction | Court Life | Elizabeth's Wardrobe | Foreign Affairs | Leicester and Essex | The Scottish Connection | Elizabeth as Ruler | Elizabeth's Funeral | Afterlife, Then and Now

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