Letter from Elizabeth to Edward VI-EXCERPT: Probably written in 1553, when the future Queen of England was 20 years old, Elizabeth’s letter reveals the personal costs behind the power struggles of the troubled Tudor dynasty. She tells her young half-brother, Edward VI, how she had tried to visit him during what would prove his final illness, but had been turned away.
'The Heneage Jewel' [locket] Also called 'The Armada Jewel' -- 1595 -- Painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I is said to have given this jewel to Sir Thomas Heneage, a Privy Counsellor the Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household. Via The Victoria Albert Museum.