"Elizabeth" 1998. -Probably the best historical movie I've ever seen.  Cast, locations, wardrobe, all beyond compare.  And my favorite time period, ever. Cate Blanchett is the perfect Elizabeth!

"Elizabeth" 1998. -Probably the best historical movie I've ever seen. Cast, locations, wardrobe, all beyond compare. And my favorite time period, ever. Cate Blanchett is the perfect Elizabeth!

The coronation costume from the movie, 'Elizabeth', compared with the real article of clothing, shown in The Coronation Portrait (NPG, London).

The coronation costume from the movie, 'Elizabeth', compared with the real article of clothing, shown in The Coronation Portrait (NPG, London).

Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag? Shocking new theory about Elizabeth I unearthed in historic manuscripts

Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag? Shocking new theory about Elizabeth I unearthed in historic manuscripts

The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history?- very interesting.

Queen Elizabeth, 1998. *This looks like those parent sport days which schools often have, but in 1998 she wouldn't have had any children in school. So I don't know what's going on here. If anyone knows, please comment!

Queen Elizabeth, 1998. *This looks like those parent sport days which schools often have, but in 1998 she wouldn't have had any children in school. So I don't know what's going on here. If anyone knows, please comment!

Tudor Make-up & Cosmetics - The Elizabethan era Queen Elizabeth I set the fashions and as she grew older she more wore elaborate make-up which was useful for hiding wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Queen Elizabeth had contracted small pox which had left some slight scarring on her face. As she grew older the heavy white make-up which she favored helped to hide this and maintain her illusion of beauty and image as the 'Virgin Queen'.

Tudor Make-up & Cosmetics - The Elizabethan era Queen Elizabeth I set the fashions and as she grew older she more wore elaborate make-up which was useful for hiding wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Queen Elizabeth had contracted small pox which had left some slight scarring on her face. As she grew older the heavy white make-up which she favored helped to hide this and maintain her illusion of beauty and image as the 'Virgin Queen'.

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth' 1998. The 'Virgin Queen' costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) 'Elizabeth' 1998. The 'Virgin Queen' costume designed by Alexandra Byrne.

Elizabeth’s Grey Gown (Elizabeth, 1998) Thinking if I shorten the front this would make a SWEET riding dress!

Elizabeth’s Grey Gown (Elizabeth, 1998) Thinking if I shorten the front this would make a SWEET riding dress!

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