Author(s): Roy Strong


The history of the portraiture of Elizabeth I is that of the manufacture of an image powerful enough to hold together a people divided by a rigid social hierachy and religious belief. The success of this image is shown by the love inspired by a monarch who was \\


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"A work of immense beauty and precision in which the text completely lives up to the many and admirable reproductions... a real triumph of scholarship." -- "Punch"

Sir Roy Strong was educated at the University of London, and the Warburg Institute. He joined the staff of the National Portrait Gallery in 1959 and became its Director from 1967 to 1973. He was Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987 when he resigned to become a full-time writer, broadcaster and consultant. His books include The Story of Britain and The Spirit of Britain, and most recently Feast (Jonathan Cape, 2002).

General Fields

  • : 9780712609449
  • : vinteb
  • : vinteb
  • : 0.55
  • : May 2003
  • : 260mm X 195mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roy Strong
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd New edition of Revised edition
  • : 757.4
  • : 192
  • : b&w integrated illustrations and 8pp colour plates