About this artwork

Princess Elizabeth was the only surviving daughter of King James VI & I and Anna of Denmark. She was named after her godmother, Queen Elizabeth I. Like her brothers, Prince Henry Frederick and Prince Charles she was not raised by her parents, but by Lord and Lady Livingstone at Linlithgow Palace. An affectionate relationship developed between her and Henry Frederick when they travelled south to England in 1603 following their father’s accession to the English throne. Her status as daughter of the King of Scotland, England, Ireland and the principality of Wales made her a highly desirable bride to the princes of Europe. In 1613 she married Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and they later became King and Queen of Bohemia.

Published June 2022

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