Hand-me downs: Queen Elizabeth's dress became an altar drape

The iconic image of Queen Elizabeth I revolved mostly around her alleged virginity, in that she produced no heirs and thus was the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The "Virgin Queen" became the subject of much literature, pageants, and other cultural creations raising her ultimately to a cult-like figure. Recently, an alter drape was determined by researchers to be the remnants of the only garment known to have been worn by the Virgin Queen.


Elizabeth I's long-lost SKIRT goes on display after it was found in humble 13th century English church By Isobel Frodsham and Dalya Alberge

The Daily Mail

January 8, 2017; updated January 9, 2017

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