Glamour in Austerity

Thank you so much to Evangelia Palios on Twitter for telling me about Lisa Jardine’s radio programme “Glamour in Austerity” which follows on from the article I mentioned in my last post Elizabeth I’s Use of Dress as a Political Tool. You can listen to the programme via BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018h188#synopsis and the blurb says:-

“Lisa Jardine remembers 2011 for the spectacle of the Royal Wedding, reflecting on the historic power of regal glamour in times of austerity. Queen Elizabeth I “used ostentation and opulence in her dress as a political tool to increase national confidence in the solvency of her regime.”

Definitely worth a listen if you get chance.

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