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Queen Elizabeth

Exploration & Progress

In the image at right, Queen Elizabeth is shown with the figure of Geography at her right and with a mapmaker at the bottom left.


Elizabeth supported the creation of a book of maps of England .


She also knighted Sir Francis Drake for circumnavigating (or sailing around) the globe.

Who is the figure to Elizabeth's left?

This figure is Astronomy. Elizabeth also supported the study of stars during her reign.



Coronation in London


On January 14, 1559, the day before her coronation, Queen Elizabeth rode through the streets of London to greet her people. The Queen traveled from the Tower of London to Westminster.


Roll your mouse over the map to see where her procession started and ended.


The route she took was almost 4 miles long.


Along the way, she saw many pageants. These pageants were performed for the Queen by children.


Into the Country


Queen Elizabeth took many trips into the English countryside to see her subjects. Her courtiers and servants traveled with her, and they took 400 to 600 carts.


Do you see the queen in her carriage in the image at right?


Cities would spend many days preparing for a vist by the queen. People would clean their homes, gather flowers, and prepare elaborate meals.


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