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Elizabeth I (1533-1603)


RCIN 420944

This miniature represents Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who reigned from 1558 to 1603. She wears a red and white rose, the traditional symbol of the Tudors, under whom the competing claims of the Houses of Lancaster (represented by a red rose) and of York (a white rose) were united. The dress worn by the sitter has been dated to around 1560, just after Elizabeth became Queen.

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