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Elizabeth in a French Farthingale - notice how the skirt does not go all the way to the floor, but goes to the ankle. She has a standing ruff, conch, fan, and slashed shoes as well.

Elizabeth in a French Farthingale - notice how the skirt does not go all the way to the floor, but goes to the ankle. She has a standing ruff, conch, fan, and slashed shoes as well.

My favorite picture of Queen Elizabeth II The Christmas Red looks stunning on her and that smile, you can't buy that. Truly a happy Queen

My favorite picture of Queen Elizabeth II The Christmas Red looks stunning on her and that smile, you can't buy that. Truly a happy Queen

Child Queen: Elizabeth with her father who went on to become King George VI in a photo taken in July 1929

The King and I: Charming pictures emerge of three-year-old Elizabeth cuddling up to her stuttering father George VI

Child Queen: Elizabeth with her father who went on to become King George VI in a photo taken in July 1929

Elizabeth the first.  Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

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Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.

March 24th is the anniversary of  the day in 1603 when Elizabeth I, the greatest queen in England’s history so far (and a contender for most powerful monarch perhaps) died.

March 24th is the anniversary of the day in 1603 when Elizabeth I, the greatest queen in England’s history so far (and a contender for most powerful monarch perhaps) died.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (commissioned 1914) The five completed Queen Elizabeth class battleships (one cancelled) were the finest battleships built by any power in WWI. Excellent gun power, very high speed for the day, good armor. 4 x 2 15”/42 cal. BL Mk. 1, 14-16 6” guns, Speed 24 knots. Probably the all-time best capital ships built by the RN. Prior to the 1920’s, the British would build 11 other battleships or battlecruisers. 10 ships were distinctly inferior, quality of the 11th is arguable.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (commissioned 1914) The five completed Queen Elizabeth class battleships (one cancelled) were the finest battleships built by any power in WWI. Excellent gun power, very high speed for the day, good armor. 4 x 2 15”/42 cal. BL Mk. 1, 14-16 6” guns, Speed 24 knots. Probably the all-time best capital ships built by the RN. Prior to the 1920’s, the British would build 11 other battleships or battlecruisers. 10 ships were distinctly inferior, quality of the 11th is arguable.

Clematis Viticella (clematis viticella): Clematis viticella, the Italian leather flower, purple clematis, or "Virgin's bower", is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family; it is native to Europe. The climber was the first clematis imported into English gardens, where it was already being grown in 1569 by Hugh Morgan, apothecary to Queen Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen". By 1597, when it was already being called "Virgin's Bower", there were two varieties in English gardens, a blue…

Clematis Viticella (clematis viticella): Clematis viticella, the Italian leather flower, purple clematis, or "Virgin's bower", is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family; it is native to Europe. The climber was the first clematis imported into English gardens, where it was already being grown in 1569 by Hugh Morgan, apothecary to Queen Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen". By 1597, when it was already being called "Virgin's Bower", there were two varieties in English gardens, a blue…

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

HM Queen Elizabeth II in one of her more becoming hats in a lovely soft shade of pink

Hats of 2011 Royal Ascot

HM Queen Elizabeth II in one of her more becoming hats in a lovely soft shade of pink

The Lady Elizabeth by an unknown artist. Elizabeth was the only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn who was executed less than three years after Elizabeth's birth.

Elizabeth I Prepares for Her Coronation at the Tower of London

The Lady Elizabeth by an unknown artist. Elizabeth was the only child of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn who was executed less than three years after Elizabeth's birth.

SAXE_Épaulette en diamants avec le diamant Vert de Dresde / Joyaux de la Couronne de Saxe.

SAXE_Épaulette en diamants avec le diamant Vert de Dresde / Joyaux de la Couronne de Saxe.

Queen Elizabeth (1936). Built as a running mate to Queen Mary, the first Queen Elizabeth began her life as a troop ship during WWII. During the war, she carried more than 750,000 troops and sailed over 500,000 miles. Following the war, she commenced her role as transatlantic ocean liner, which lasted until the late 50s when she began sailing between New York and Nassau. Cunard continued to operate Queen Elizabeth until her retirement in 1969.

Queen Elizabeth (1936). Built as a running mate to Queen Mary, the first Queen Elizabeth began her life as a troop ship during WWII. During the war, she carried more than 750,000 troops and sailed over 500,000 miles. Following the war, she commenced her role as transatlantic ocean liner, which lasted until the late 50s when she began sailing between New York and Nassau. Cunard continued to operate Queen Elizabeth until her retirement in 1969.

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2   Built in Clydebank Scotland in 1969

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Built in Clydebank Scotland in 1969