A new view of one of London’s greatest monarchs

Released on: July 17, 2013, 10:27 am
Industry: Travel

National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition will shed new light on the dramatic reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Tickets are now available for the big winter blockbuster exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Elizabeth I & Her People  explores the remarkable reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraiture of her people. It will open on October 10 at the gallery in central London, which is close to Trafalgar Square's many hotels. For the latest news on accommodation in London, see LondonTown.com, a website that will help you find the best information when booking hotels in London.

The Elizabethan period was an exciting time for London. It spanned over forty years and saw a significant expansion in trade, the creation of new industries, a rise in the middle classes and the development of a remarkable literary culture. These changes were brought about by the achievements of many different individuals, both at court and those working in the cities and towns and this exhibition explores their fascinating personal stories.

The show includes many outstanding paintings of Elizabeth I and her influential, ground-breaking courtiers including explorers, statesmen and soldiers, many of whom are famous in their own right. It also features many enchanting portraits of the queen's female attendants and maids of honour and visitors will also come face-to-face with other lesser-known Elizabethans including butchers, goldsmiths, personal servants, businessmen and women as well as writers and artists. These will be shown alongside artefacts from this period including exquisite jewellery, clothing, books and coins, which give a fascinating glimpse a period that proved to be one of the most important in the history of the United Kingdom and the world at large. The exhibition will charge an admission fee, for further details on this and other exhibitions opening in London this year see LondonTown.com, London's most reliable website for tourists hoping to explore London.


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