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To learn more about the engraver of the 17th-century head-piece pictured to the left, see the IN BRIEF biography for Wenceslaus Hollar.

For Margaret Cavendish’s depiction of Elizabeth as a powerful warrior-queen and shrewd politician (“though she cloathed her self in a Sheeps skin, yet she had a Lions paw, and a Foxes head”), see the IN BRIEF biography of Queen Elizabeth I.
  Includes a rare portrait, suppressed by the Elizabethan state, of the Virgin Queen as a haggard old woman.

Three 17th-century transcripts of Elizabeth I’s 9 August 1588 speech rallying the English troops engaged in fighting the Spanish Armada are available as an original She-philosopher.​com e-publication. See the digital edition, Lib. Cat. No. ELIZ1588.
  To view a facsimile of a popular 17th-century print glorifying Elizabeth’s military speech act, click/tap here.

Also in the LIBRARY: She-philosopher.​com’s illustrated digital edition of Elizabeth’s published Declaration accepting the protectorate of the Netherlands (1585), setting forth the reasons which had induced her to give military aid to the afflicted and oppressed people of the Low Countries.
  A precursor of the American Declaration of Independence (1776), Elizabeth’s Declaration of 1585 was a foundational document, influencing the political birth of the United States.


This forthcoming title (Library Cat. No. BALLAD1579) is not yet listed in She-philosopher.​com’s Library Catalog.

First Published:  March 2017
Revised (substantive):  9 May 2021

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S O R R Y,  but this e-publication page — with a digital edition of three 16th-century documents detailing a curious footnote in the history of political assassination by gun: Thomas Appletree’s random shooting that threatened the Elizabethan court in 1579 — is still under construction.

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^ 17th-century head-piece, showing six boys with farm tools, engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677).

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