Queen Elizabeth I was famous for the number of young men at her court who she favored. These Elizabethan courtiers were generally from noble families, were well educated, witty and understood the requirements of courtly love and the code of conduct required of courtly knights of the realm. Elizabethan Courtiers required a number of Skills - music, dancing and poetry were the arts which were clearly favoured. The dashing escapades of courageous men who brought wealth to Queen Elizabeth were also included in the ranks of Elizabethan courtiers. Queen Elizabeth was always susceptible to outrageous compliments and Elizabethan courtiers were expected to deliver these regularly.
Elizabethan Courtiers - the Favorites of Queen Elizabeth I
The Elizabethan Courtiers who were the favorites of Queen Elizabeth I included the men in the following list: