Big story from a couple of weeks ago!
* Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors – A portrait of Elizabeth I has become public property, after an appeal helped raise £10.3m to buy it.
And a few other articles of interest:
* In Praise of the Go-Between – Archives are one thing, the public another and connecting the two is one of a historian’s hardest challenges, as Suzannah Lipscomb knows from experience.
* ‘Irreplaceable’ Tudor window ‘stolen to order’ from chapel – A stained glass window taken from a Tudor church was “stolen to order”, experts believe.
* Dundee student solves historic mystery of Lord Darnley – Emma Price, 23, has recreated the face of Henry Stuart, a.k.a. Lord Darnley, who was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, as part of her MSc Forensic Art and Facial Identification course at DJCAD.
* Shakespeare’s New Place to re-open in Stratford-on-Avon – A splendid new oak and bronze gateway will open on the original threshold of Shakespeare’s New Place, inviting visitors to walk in the playwright’s footsteps, explore a dramatic new landscape and exhibition, and meet the man behind the famous works this weekend.