Rainbow Portrait

Elizabeth 1’s lost dress at Hampton Court Palace

There’s rare and there is the only surviving item!¬† ¬†Elizabeth 1 is such a famous part of our history that I assumed we had many examples of her gowns tucked away in the royal collections. But it seems that is not the case and her finery has been lost in the centuries since her death in 1603, until something happened!¬† The Bacton Altar cloth, which has just gone on display in Hampton Court Palace, may just be the missing piece of history.

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