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Bacton Altar Cloth to go on display

A few months ago I highlighted the news about the Bacton Altar Cloth, which is believed to have been cut from a gown once worn by Queen Elizabeth I - click here to view my talk on this. Well, it's been back in the news because experts have concluded that "all the evidence points to it having once been a skirt worn by the Tudor queen, making it the only known survivor of her famously lavish wardrobe". It is thought that it could be the skirt that matches the bodice worn by Elizabeth I in the Rainbow Portrait.

The cloth is to undergo restoration work and then it will be displayed at Hampton Court Palace.

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Thank you to Jane Moulder for sharing this news article with me.

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