Elizabethan chess pieces

$270.00 $353.00

Designs taken from the major players in the Spanish Armada invasion scare of the 16th century, the two sides to this set are differentiated by an ebony/ivory colour or by hand painted enamels in red and blue colour ways. 

Key figures:

  • King: Lord Burghley (4" tall) 
  • Queen: Queen Elizabeth I
  • Bishop: Matthew Parker, the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Castle: Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Pawn: Ships of the English fleet, which defeated the Spanish Armada

    Made from cold-cast powdered marble and resin in Somerset.


    Due to being a hand painted artisan product, every set will be unique and your set will vary slightly in colour from the pictures on our website.

    These playing pieces look beautiful on our traditional wood boards. A board is not included but we have pictured the antique finish set on a 21" Kingston board and the hand-painted set on a 21" Jericho board (sold separately).