sun23apr12:00 pmsun1:00 pmGloriana: Elizabeth I & the Art of QueenshipSiobhan Clarke


April 23, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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From the Armada to the cut-throat world of the Elizabethan court, hear the story of Elizabeth I through her magnificent portraits.

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 elevated the queen to the status of a Virgin Goddess, aided by writers, musicians and artists from Shakespeare and Spenser to Tallis and Byrd. Leading historian Siobhan Clarke from the Historic Royal Palaces explores the stunning artworks of the sovereign’s reign, telling the story of Elizabethan art as a powerful tool for royal magnificence and propaganda, and offering an intriguing portrait of Elizabeth as she’s never been seen before.

 ‘This is a jewel of a book, a fascinating overview of an iconic queen and her portraits.’ – Alison Weir


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