The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House

Visitor Notice: On Friday 22 November, the Queen's House will be closed to the public. Access to our grounds will be limited on the day.

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Queen's House
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Queen's House

The iconic Armada portrait of Elizabeth I commemorates the most famous conflict of her reign – the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in summer 1588.

New for 2020: see the three surviving Armada portraits together for the first time. Visit Faces of a Queen

The painting is on permanent public display in the Queen's Presence Chamber in the Queen’s House, on the site of the original Greenwich Palace, which was the birthplace of Elizabeth I. 


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