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By 1600 the Elizabethan Age was drawing to a close. This was the time of Shakespeare and Marlowe and a growing Protestant faith. The English were successful pirates and privateers and showed increasing superiority at sea.

Although England’s capital, London was still a relatively insignificant city and the country was relatively poor. But a new English pride was taking shape. And change and a commercial Renaissance were coming.

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Panorama of London Maps C.5.a.6 detail
c. 1600 (detail)
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Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Queen of England and Ireland.
From: Bazili:logia, a booke of Kings. Illus.: Renold Elstrake 1618
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