Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor. Her reign became known as The Golden Age.
I have made the portrait of Elizabeth into a 13 x 18 mm glass oval. This is then set onto the locket which opens to reveal Elizabeth's famous Tilbury speech to her troops on 9 August 1588 inside, which reads:
“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm:”
The locket is set on an 18 inch bronze belcher chain.