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English Kingdom
Elizabeth I
Start Bias
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Mercantile, Seafaring

England led by Elizabeth is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It does not require any DLC.

Using JFD's England (Elizabeth I) gives Elizabeth's England a new unique ability. Using Great Britain (Victoria) gives it a new unique building. Using England (Henry V) gives it a new unique unit.



England is located on Great Britain, a "green and pleasant" island off of the western coast of Europe. It is the largest member of the political entity known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Historically a seafaring people, for much of the past 500 years the English have used their incomparable navy to project their power into Europe and across the globe.


Elizabeth I was a remarkable woman living in a remarkable age. Beautiful, brilliant, and as tough as nails, she survived and indeed thrived, ruling in an era when most women were little more than chattel. Elizabeth was an extraordinary ruler. She established the Protestant Church as the official Church of England. However, she attempted to stem the persecution of Catholics in the country - at least as much as was possible when the Catholic nobility were actively plotting her demise. She also restored the debased currency of England, a step crucially necessary to restore the nation's flagging finances.

Elizabeth used all of the tools available to her to achieve her goals. She carefully crafted an image for herself as the "Virgin Queen," greatly increasing her popular support. She received countless offers of marriage from nobility and indeed from kings across Europe. But she accepted none of them, instead using her unmarried state to control her friends and foes alike; if one faction got too strong, she could drive them back into line by suggesting that she was considering marrying someone from an opposing faction.

Dawn of Man[]

Praises upon her serene highness, Queen Elizabeth Gloriana. You lead and protect the celebrated maritime nation of England. England is an ancient land, settled as early as 35,000 years ago. The island has seen countless waves of invaders, each in turn becoming a part of the fabric of the people. Although England is a small island, for many years your people dominated the world stage. Their matchless navy, brilliant artists and shrewd merchants, giving them power and influence far in excess of their mere numbers.

Queen Elizabeth, will you bring about a new golden age for the English people? They look to you once more to return peace and prosperity to the nation. Will you take up the mantle of greatness? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: We are pleased to meet you.

Defeat: You have triumphed over us. The day is yours.

Unique Attributes[]

England (Elizabeth)

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Sun Never Sets

+2 Moves Movement for all naval units. Receives 1 extra Spy.


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Ship-of-the-Line (Frigate)
  • +16% Strength Combat Strength (30 vs 25)
  • +1 Sight

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Longbowman (Crossbowman)
  • +1 Range

England (Elizabeth)

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Elizabethan Age

Can use Great Admirals to begin a Goldenage Golden Age. During a Goldenage Golden Age, Naval Units have +2 Moves Movement and can heal outside friendly borders.

EnglandHenryV SeaDog

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Sea Dog (Privateer)
  • Spawned everytime a Great Admiral is, provided they have been unlocked and have not become obsolete.
  • Can move through foreign territory without Open Borders.

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Playhouse (Zoo)
  • The first three Playhouses constructed come with a pre-built Greatwork Great Work of Writing; others thereafter still come with a Great Work of Writing slot.
  • No maintenance cost.

City List
  1. London
  2. York
  3. Nottingham
  4. Hastings
  5. Canterbury
  6. Lincoln
  7. Coventry
  8. Warwick
  9. Newcastle
  10. Oxford
  11. Liverpool
  12. Dover
  13. Brighton
  14. Norwich
  15. Leeds
  16. Reading
  17. Birmingham
  18. Richmond
  19. Exeter
  20. Cambridge
  21. Gloucester
  22. Manchester
  23. Bristol
  24. Leicester
  25. Carlisle
  26. Ipswich
  27. Portsmouth
  28. Berwick
  29. Bath
  30. Mumbles
  31. Southampton
  32. Sheffield
  33. Salisbury
  34. Colchester
  35. Plymouth
  36. Lancaster
  37. Blackpool
  38. Winchester
  39. Hull
Spy List
  • James
  • Scarlett
  • Mycroft
  • Charlotte
  • Gwendolyn
  • Mr. Eks
  • Dr. Grey
  • Andrew
  • Scott
  • Anne




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Patronize the Virginia Company
Distant shores hold promise of great wealth for our empire. We should give our consent for our merchants to fund the efforts of colonisation, for the good of the Crown.
  • Player must be England.
  • Player must have researched Astronomy.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 800 Gold Gold.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Founded cities claim and improve all Luxury Resources within 2 tiles.
Create the Counter Armada
Our naval might is our best defense. Any breach to it could spell disaster. We should ensure that our fleet is prepared for any navy that might oppose it.
  • Player must be England.
  • Player must have at least 5 Naval Units.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • A Greatperson Great Admiral appears in the Capital
  • Newly trained Naval Units begin with additional XP.

Enlightenment Era[]

While the Enlightenment Era is installed (and Great Britain (Victoria) is not), the Ship of the Line becomes a standard unit, and Elizabeth receives the First Rate in its place.


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First Rate (Ship of the Line)
  • +8% Strength Combat Strength (40 vs 37)
  • Boosts the defensive strength of adjacent friendly units

Cities in Development[]

Colony List
  1. Jamestown
  2. Kingston
  3. Sydney
  4. Gibraltar
  5. Nelson
  6. Russel
  7. Freetown
  8. Plymouth
  9. Roanoke
  10. St. George
  11. St. John
  12. Salem
  13. Boston
  14. Windsor
  15. Abidjan
  16. Libreville
  17. Saybrook
  18. Providence
  19. Cape Town
  20. Accra
  21. Lagos
  22. Victoria
  23. Mombasa
  24. Maseru
  25. Wellington
  26. Natal
  27. Pretoria
  28. Bloemfontein
  29. Codrington
  30. Kuching
  31. Rangoon
  32. Colombo
  33. Stanley
  34. Jesselton
  35. Singapore
  36. Sandakan

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now drinking your tea and listening to your Britpop. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

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