Portraits of Elizabeth – A Life in Pictures
Elizabeth 1st is one of the most remarkable women in British history. Much of her life can be plotted in portraiture of the time (approved by her or not!).
Other individuals who influenced the period through power will also be explored in pictures as they are part of Her Majesty’s story too.
Whilst many portraits of Elizabeth 1st were made without ever having seen her, depending instead on copying court painters and oral descriptions, there are a number which show the real girl, woman and queen. These portraits say more than they appear to say and the hidden treasures and hints about her life are there to explore in this fascinating lecture by Lesley Smith, curator of Tutbury Castle who holds an M.Phil in Tudor history.
The talk will include illustrated slides and Lesley will also be showing artefacts.
A wonderful evening at one of the country’s most historic (and haunted!) castles. The castle has a remarkable résumé having been established in 1066 by William the Conqueror, and visited by Richard the Lionheart, Margaret D'Anjou (who lived there), The Black Prince, Charles 1st (during the Civil War, when the Castle held siege for 6 weeks), Henry 4th (who was declared King there), Edward 1st, Mary Queen of Scots (as prisoner 3 times), Prince Rupert and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
This event will take place in the Great Hall, unless numbers exceed 36, then it will be in the marquee in the grounds of the Castle.
7.00- Arrive (gates will not be open before this time).
7.30- Evening Buffet served.
The talk will take place after the buffet.