Propaganda

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 starter activity If you were Queen Elizabeth, which of these two portraits would you want people to see? Why?

How did Elizabeth use propaganda?: 

How did Elizabeth use propaganda? The secret language of Elizabethan portraits

How did Elizabeth communicate with her people?: 

How did Elizabeth communicate with her people? Church – sermons every Sunday Royal progresses Ceremonies – Accession Day Pamphlets Holding court – banquets, jousts Portraits What problems might Elizabeth encounter with some of the ways of communicating listed above?

What was Elizabeth actually like?: 

What was Elizabeth actually like? Height: approx 5’ 4’’ Skin blemished by small pox & burned by lead oxide make-up Teeth blackened by decay Halitosis Alopecia

Can you put the portraits in order?: 

Can you put the portraits in order?

Can you put the portraits in order?: 

Can you put the portraits in order? 1 c. 1546, Elizabeth still a princess 2 Coronation Portrait, 1559 3 Elizabeth as a 25 year old queen, 1560 4 Armada Portrait,1588

The Armada Portrait: 

The Armada Portrait What is happening in these corners? Why does she have her hand on the globe? Why is she wearing so many pearls? Why is there a crown?

The Armada Portrait: 

The Armada Portrait Ships on left are the English, those on the right the Spanish being dashed on the rocks and dispersed. Imperial ambitions – her hand is on South America, source of Spain’s gold. High status, symbol of purity. Symbol of royalty

What do all the symbols mean?: 

What do all the symbols mean?

What do all the symbols mean?: 

What do all the symbols mean?

 Your task: 

 Your task Answer the questions relating to this portrait of Elizabeth. The original is kept at Hatfield House, nr. London. Imagine you are a tour guide at Hatfield. Prepare a short speech describing what you can see in the picture. Task sheet

 Extension task: 

 Extension task Visit this website to see other portraits of Elizabeth. Use the skills you now have to write a short piece about one of these. http://www.marileecody.com/eliz1-images.html

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