Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend

Case F 4549 .137, Annales the true and royal history, Queen Elizabeth.
Annales the true and royal history, Queen Elizabeth, Case F 4549 .137.

Beyond the historic accomplishments of her reign, Elizabeth I has become a legend. It is impossible to disentangle the threads of history and myth within her image. Since the queen’s death in 1603, she has been a subject for poets, historians, composers, film-makers, and authors of pulp fiction. This exhibition explores the life and reign of this remarkable queen, examining how her unique personality was forged and why her legend has endured.

Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Generous support was also provided by the Vance Family Fund and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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The exhibition was on view at the Newberry from September 23, 2003 to January 17, 2004.