An analytical perspective on the ‘Armada Portrait’

Painted in 1588, the Armada Portrait sums up the devastating or triumphant events of the same year, depending on the view you take. Elizabeth I successfully fought off the Spanish Catholic threat that was openly supported by Pope Sixtus V and led by King Philip II.

The Queen herself is portrayed as a heroic warrior, which is illustrated through the paintings of the jubilant happenings within the naval war within the portrait, giving a dramatic insight of another place and time in the painting.  Elizabeth’s face is…

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