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July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm£7.50
Elizabeth I’s literary works
A National Archives lecture by Dr Katy Mair
The famous ‘Virgin Queen’, Elizabeth I’s writings are an often overlooked aspect of her character, but as both princess and reigning monarch she produced poems, speeches, prayers and translations of religious and classical works that demonstrated the depth of her literary and linguistic skills.
The National Archives holds several of Elizabeth’s works, including translations of Boethius, Horace and Plutarch. Dr Katy Mair explores the cultural significance of her writings, and shines a light on her personal creativity, with an accompanying document display.
Doors open 15 mins before the advertised start time. The talk is expected to last 1 hour (including a Q&A), followed by a document display.
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