Hartismere School

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Elizabeth I

One of the most iconic images of Elizabeth I, which was commissioned as part of the lavish entertainments staged in her honour by Sir Henry Lee in 1592.

Click on the following link to visit the National Portrait Gallery and find out about the portrait.

What does the painting reveal about the way that Queen Elizabeth used her 'progresses' to help keep control of England?

Do you think Elizabeth would have been pleased when she saw the portrait? Explain your answer.