The Life of Elizabeth I Setting & Symbolism

Alison Weir (historian)
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Whitehall

A primary royal residence of Elizabeth's.

Windsor Castle

Elizabeth's royal residence in Berkshire.

Westminster Abbey

The abbey where Elizabeth was crowned and also where she is buried. Located in London.

The Tower of London

Officially, the Tower was considered a royal residence, but it was mainly used as a political prison.

Rings

Elizabeth's sapphire ring symbolized her commitment to her people. When she died, the ring was taken off her finger and rushed to King James VI. She was also seen to give the Duke of Anjou a ring from her hand, which constituted a formal betrothal. Rings were commitments and pledges.

Kenilworth

The home of the Earl of Leicester. The Queen was entertained there multiple times during her reign.

Letters

Since writing was the only way to communicate long distances, letters were very important. Walsingham intercepted a letter of treason from Mary Queen of Scots, and...

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