Fashioning the Virgin Queen

Elizabeth I was meant to be a boy; how did artists deal with representing this unprecedented monarch? Read my take on portraits of Elizabeth I for the website SmartHistory here: https://smarthistory.org/portraits-of-elizabeth-i/

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