Elizabeth I in a golden chariot


Elizabeth I in a golden chariot


  • Intro

    Queen Elizabeth I was notoriously obsessed with creating a public image of a dutiful and powerful monarch. Her appearance and participation in festivals of various kinds played an important role in creating this reputation. This image is a good example of royal propaganda, portraying Elizabeth I riding in a golden chariot, a beautiful mythological queen demanding the loyalty and respect of her people.


    Shelfmark: Sloane 1832, f.7v-8

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