Elizabeth I and Her People

St.Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Admission: GBP 12.20 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 05/01/2014
Opening Times
Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2100
Friday: 1000 - 2100
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed closed 24-26 December.
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Elizabeth I & Her People explores the remarkable reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraiture of her subjects.

The reign of Elizabeth I from 1558-1603 was a time of extraordinary enterprise. New opportunities for creativity and wealth creation in this period saw the beginning of the rise of the so-called ‘middling sort’ or middle classes.

The changes that took place at this time dramatically shaped the future of England and Wales. The Church of England was securely established and over time much of the country embraced the Protestant faith. The known world was expanding through maritime exploration and trade, cities grew in size and population and the economy flourished and purpose built theatres opened to the public.

This exhibition explores the story of the Elizabethans from the Queen, the nobility and gentry to many other talented individuals such as explorers, soldiers, merchants, artists and writers.

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