The iconic Armada portrait commemorates the most famous conflict of Elizabeth I's reign – the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in summer 1588.
The Armada Portrait summarises the hopes and aspirations of the nation at a watershed moment in history.
The portrait was also designed to be a spectacle of female power and majesty, carefully calculated to inspire awe and wonder.
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Saved for the nation
The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I has taken pride of place in the Queen's House since 2017.
The painting had previously been owned by descendants of Sir Francis Drake, but was was acquired for the nation following a major public appeal and grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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