Writer Queen: Elizabeth I’s literary works

The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew

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Event location:
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
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Fri 12th Jul 2019

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Where:The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:14:00 - 15:00
Admission:£7.50

About the event

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 will explore the cultural significance of her writings, and shine a light on her personal creativity, with an accompanying document display.

Official Link: http://bit.ly/elizabethilondon



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