A jewel of Elizabeth I

For the classroom

The Phoenix Jewel: front view


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The Phoenix Jewel: back view


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Portrait of Elizabeth I wearing a phoenix jewel

Source: tate.org.uk

By Nicholas Hilliard

Visit the site http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hilliard-queen-elizabeth-i-l00128

Silver medal of Elizabeth I with a phoenix on the reverse


AD 1574

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Gold medal of Elizabeth I

Source: britishmuseum.org

Designed by Nicholas Hilliard

Visit the site https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/cast-and-chased-gold-medal-of-elizabeth-i-by-nicholas-hilliard/GQHRoXiybSyHwA

WebQuest: Painting Elizabeth I

Source: npg.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.npg.org.uk/webquests/webquest.php?webquest_id=6&partner_id=portrait

Portraits of Elizabeth

Source: npg.org.uk

The National Portrait Gallery website contains many portraits of Elizabeth.

Visit the site http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp01452/queen-elizabeth-i

A woollen cap

Source: bbc.co.uk

Worn by an artisan or apprentice; from BBC Radio 4: Shakespeare’s Restless World.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p00zbvv2

What mattered to the Elizabethans?

Source: bbc.co.uk

Three clips from Ian Mortimer’s Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019d27s

Tudor life

Source: tudorbritain.org

Goods for ordinary people, well off people and the nobility.

Visit the site http://www.tudorbritain.org/

A comparison with Elizabeth

Source: mughalindia.co.uk

The court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

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Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Hampton Court Palace

Source: hrp.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/

Windsor Castle

Source: royalcollection.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle

The National Portrait Gallery

Source: www.npg.org.uk

Visit the site www.npg.org.uk

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Source: english-heritage.org

Visit the site http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kenilworth-castle/

Montacute House, Somerset

Source: nationaltrust.org

Visit the site http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/montacute-house/

A jewel of Elizabeth I