‘I know I have the body but of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king’ – Queen Elizabeth I, 1588.
Elizabeth I of England was born #onthisday in 1533. As a ruler, she understood the power of propaganda and the need to manipulate her own image. She identified herself with her people, making a strength out of what was then considered a weakness. In this jewel from the 1570s she is compared with the phoenix who, according to legend, was consumed by flames and then rose out of its own ashes to live once more.
This blog looks at the way the queen’s image was used in jewellery during her reign:
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I found this very cool! Oops, almost forgot: goodmorning!
Nicolette Bundy did you know you share a birthday with Queen Elizabeth I?! That is way too cool!
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