sat17sep8:00 pmsat9:00 pmGloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of QueenshipSiobhan Clarke


September 17, 2022 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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In a Reformation kingdom unused to queens, how did Elizabeth I create a powerful image to hold her divided country together? The ‘cult of Gloriana’ would elevate the queen to the status of a virgin goddess, aided by writers, musicians and artists like Spenser, Shakespeare, Tallis and Byrd. Her image was widely owned thanks to the expansion of the printing press and the boom in miniature painting allowed courtiers to carry a likeness of their sovereign close to their heart. Join leading historian Siobhan Clarke from the Historic Royal Palaces as she explores key artworks of Elizabeth’s reign telling the story of Elizabethan art as a powerful tool for royal magnificence and propaganda and offering an intriguing new portrait of the Tudor monarch as she has never been seen before. ‘This is a jewel of a book, a fascinating view of an iconic queen and her portraits’ (Alison Weir).

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