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Forthcoming Meetings and Events

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm

METHODIST CHURCH, PLAY CLOSE, PURTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS OF ELIZABETH I, A TALK BY DR GILL WHITE

(This replaces the talk advertised earlier)

This talk examines the portraiture of ‘Good Queen Bess’ and traces the development of an English icon from tentative beginnings to the triumph of royal propaganda. As a young girl, Elizabeth was a minor cog in the machinery of the Tudor dynasty, destined to move from docile and obedient daughter to modest and submissive wife. As queen, Elizabeth and her ministers struggled to find a suitable visual image but with passing years her image grew in confidence until the realm of England became too small a canvas and Elizabeth triumphed as Queen, Empress and Goddess.

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