Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), with commentary
Elizabeth I: The Ermine Portrait, 1585, by Nicholas Hilliard. This portrait can be viewed at Hatfield House. Why is Elizabeth seated with an ermine? It was the symbol of royalty; and, if you look closely at the animal, you can see the gold crown it wears. The crown symbolizes majesty and purity. As for the bejeweled black gown and background - black and white were the queen's favorite colors.
Britain's 15 best stately homes
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire Constructed in 1611 under the orders of William Cecil's son, Robert, Hatfield House is within reach of London, and lies adjacent to the site of Hatfield Palace, the childhood home of Elizabeth I. The interior features fine Jacobean furnishings, historical mementos and a collection of more than 10,000 books
The Queen Elizabeth I's House(inside the preperty of Hatfield House), the original house at Hatfield House, dates back to early 16 century
Remaining wing of the Old Palace at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England, UK. The full original building was the Royal Palace of Hatfield, the childhood home and favourite residence of Queen Elizabeth I. Built in 1497 by the Bishop of Ely under King Henry VII, it comprised four wings in a square surrounding a central courtyard. The property was confiscated by Henry VIII with other church properties.
Tudor Über-Home: Hatfield House
Hatfield House, the childhood residence of Elizabeth Tudor, after she was exiled from her father's court, following the disgrace and execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn. It is also the property where she received word that she was now Queen of England, after the death of her sister, Mary I.
The ancient & historic Hatfield House was home to the young Queen Elizabeth I. It was at Hatfield House that Elizabeth received news of her proclamation as Queen & first received her newly appointed council. Much of the old house is gone, and the newer parts have long been the home to the Earls of Salisbury since the begining of the 17th century. The gates are to keep dogs from going upstairs.