The only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I has recently emerged. It has left researchers and historians alike, baffled.
The piece of Queen Elizabeth I’s cloth is special because of the fact that the queen is seen wearing it in the Rainbow Portrait, dating back to 1602.
- “I knew immediately that it was something special,” she was quoted by The Telegraph. “As I examined it, I felt as though I had found the Holy Grail, the Mona Lisa of fashion.”
- After a year of research, experts believe that the Bacton altar cloth they came across online is Elizabeth I, the virgin queen’s only remnant.
- The Altar cloth that researchers have found has been studied carefully by experts of History and Royal family for over a year.
- The piece of cloth which is a part of Royal History had been preserved by St. Faith’s Church in Bacton, Herefordshire, England.
- The cloth and Elizabeth I’s clothing in the famous portrait is fairly similar, even to the naked eye.
- Both are embroidered with roses, daffodils among other flowers. The altar cloth also contains animals like butterflies, frogs, squirrels, and bears.
- Another notable detail is that the cloth, dating back to Queen Elizabeth I’s era has strands of gold and silver.
- The experts wonder if Elizabeth I, the virgin queen could’ve sent this cloth as a memoir of her to the church.
- The queen’s cloth is currently been lent to Historic Royal Palaces. It will be on display along with other artefacts from the era starting October 12, 2019.
- The exhibit will stay in place until February 23, 2020.