CFP: Elizabeth I: The Armada and Beyond, 1588 to 2018
Submission deadline: December 1, 2017
April 19, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Royal Museums Greenwich
Greenwich, United Kingdom
In September 2016, Royal Museums Greenwich acquired the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.This remarkable work of art has captured widespread attention from its creation until the present day, providing a defining image of what has come to be seen as a critical moment in history: the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in the summer of 1588. This conference will address this moment in time and its consequences both for Elizabeth and her subjects in the immediate aftermath of the Armada and for subsequent generations, as the idea of the Virgin Queen and her great triumph has been shaped and remade throughout history until the present day.