Elizabeth's 45-year reign - referred to as the Elizabethan era or the Golden Age of Elizabeth - was one of the more constructive periods in English history: literature bloomed through the works of Spenser, Marlowe and Shakespeare; Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh were instrumental in expanding English influence in the New World; Elizabeth's religious compromise laid many fears to rest and de-fused a potential powder keg; and fashion and education came to the fore because of Elizabeth's penchant for knowledge, courtly behaviour and extravagant dress.
QENP is in the Western Region of Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese , Kamwenge , Rubirizi , and Rukungiri . The park is approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi) by road south-west of Kampala , Uganda's capital and largest city.  The town of Kasese is just outside the northeastern edge of the park, while the town of Rubirizi is just outside the park's southeastern boundaries.  The park includes the Maramagambo Forest and borders the Kigezi Game Reserve, the Kyambura Game Reserve , and the Kibale National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo .