Michael Dobson and Nicola J Watson are the authors of England’s Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (Oxford, 2002). It is a guide to the nation’s 400-year obsession with the Virgin Queen.
“This is a deliberately miscellaneous selection, since one of the most extraordinary things about Elizabeth is the sheer range of material she has inspired, and continues to inspire, from Spenser’s Faerie Queene to Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and beyond.”
A rare portrait of Queen Elizabeth I as a young princess has been discovered in a private collection at a stately home in Northamptonshire.
The portrait, dating from 1650 to 1680, was found in the Duke of Buccleuch’s collection at Boughton House.
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