The appointment of an Elizabethan Noble as a foreign ambassador required that they pay for their own retinue of up to 100 attendants. Queen Elizabeth I also burdened her Elizabethan Nobles with the expense of entertaining the queen and her royal retinue should she choose to favour them with a royal visit on one of her famous 'Progresses' throughout England.
Facts and Information about Elizabethan Nobles
Some of the Elizabethan Nobles who graced the court of Queen Elizabeth I included the men and women in the following list:
- Lord and Lady Dudley
- Lady Arabella Stuart
- Duke and Duchess of Suffolk