In the dramatic background of the 16th century England, one woman holds the key to Englands most glorious empire, Elizabeth Tudor. The Elizabethan era was considered to be the Golden Age. The long reign of Elizabeth I, 15581603, was England's Golden Age or Merry England in love with life, expressed itself in music and literature, in architecture and in adventurous seafaring.
The Tudor Rose represented the fusion of the Lancastrian and Yorkist noble factions. This fusion was symbolized by the White rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.