Elizabeth I Jackdaw
This Jackdaw examines Elizabeth's intelligence, energy and tremendous influence in governing England and conducting affairs of State and diplomacy. Students will use replicas of rare, hands-on documents, only to be found in British museums Elizabeth's handwritten letter to Queen Mary and her handwritten speech to Parliament to study in depth this unique monarch and learn the details of Elizabeth's life from childhood to girlhood, as Elizabeth the Queen, and through her conflict with Mary Queen of Scots. Students will further be intrigued by the poster featuring portraits of and quotations about Elizabeth, and they will see how her leadership and insight were evident in colonization throughout the world.
The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
- Elizabeth the Queen
- Mary Queen of Scots
- Old Age
- Letter from Lady Bryan to Secretary of State Thomas Cromwell, 1536.
- Letter from Princess Elizabeth to the Lord Protector, 1549.
- Letter written by Elizabeth on her way to the Tower to Queen Mary, 1554.
- Pen and ink drawing of Elizabeth's coronation progress.
- Draft for a speech to Parliament on the Succession, 1567.
- Part of an inventory of Elizabeth's jewels, 1570.
- Pages from a pamphlet revealing details of plots on Elizabeth's life.
- Warrant for the execution of the Earl of Essex.
- Ballad on the death of Queen Elizabeth.
- Funeral roll showing Elizabeth's coffin in procession.
- Selection of portraits of Elizabeth.
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