The Cult of Elizabeth by Roy Strong
Elizabethan Portraiture and Pageantry

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No other woman in world history has been of such compulsive interest as Elizabeth Tudor. While the rest of the 16th-century Europe was subject to the bloodshed of religious war, Tudor peace brought England its great flowering of the arts. Central to that flowering was the enigmatic legend of the Queen herself, a myth deliberately created and sustained over four decades by public spectacle and courtly chivalry, by private sonnet and official oration.

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Sir Roy Strong is a well known historian and garden writer, lecturer, columnist, critic and regular contributor to both radio and television. He was director of England's National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and director of the Victoria & Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987. He is also an enthusiastic gardener who has designed gardens for Elton John and Gianni Versace and contributed designs to the Prince of Wales's garden at Highgrove. His many books include "Creating Small Gardens," "Creating Small Formal Gardens," "The Artist and the Garden," "Royal Gardens" and "Garden Party," What the critics said about "Garden Party" by Roy Strong "His persona on the page is as large as life. This collection of witty stories about gardens and gardening amounts to the sort of conversation most people would love to join in." -- "BBC Gardeners'World" "Sir Roy writes with candour in a style that is intimate and accessible, and his ideas are imbued with energy and erudition." -- "Times Literary Supplement
Published May 15, 1987 by University of California Press. 227 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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