Elizabeth Regina

Dedicated to the life and legacy of those great English monarchs from a time gone by.

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc).

"Queen Elizabeth in a Rage" by Augustus Leopold Egg. 19th Century. Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

"Queen Elizabeth in a Rage" by Augustus Leopold Egg. 19th Century. Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Elizabeth I by William Faithorne, 1690. National Trust Collection. Painted 87 years after her death.

Elizabeth I by William Faithorne, 1690. National Trust Collection. Painted 87 years after her death.


Elizabeth I, Variant of “The Ermine Portrait” 1585. The British (English) School. National Trust, Penrhyn Castle.

Elizabeth I, Variant of “The Ermine Portrait” 1585. The British (English) School. National Trust, Penrhyn Castle.