Jennifer Woodward

‘There was such a generall sighing and groning, and weeping, and the like hath not beene seene or knowne in the memorie of man’ words that conjure up recent scenes of national mourning for another royal icon, Diana, Princess of Wales. Jennifer Woodward turns back to the early 17th century to see how visual images of the death of Elizabeth I played a key role in her funeral and in creating the ensuing cult of Gloriana.