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Queen Elizabeth I, ‘Darnley Portrait’, by unknown artist, c. 1575
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Posts here are written by members and friends of our House of Lords 1558-1603 section, highlighting our current research, drawing on our biographies of Elizabethan peers and MPs, and exploring parallels between the 16th century and the present day.

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