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In the Light of Gloriana Conference, 18-20 November, 2016

Gloriana Society 1st Annual Conference
In the Light of Gloriana

18-20 November 2016

Registration is open and our provisional programme has been uploaded to our website!!! Check it out today!

The Gloriana Society conference, In the Light of Gloriana, will be held at the majestic and historic Tower of London from the 18-20 November 2016. The conference aims to be an on-going interdisciplinary project designed to bring together disparate elements of Elizabethan studies, to better understand the impact and wider influence of the Elizabethan world and the cultivation of the myth of ‘Gloriana’ and the ‘golden age’ in the later sixteenth century and into the modern era. Over three days, a series of papers, presentations, special guests and discussions will examine the influence of the myths of ‘Gloriana’ and the ‘golden age’ of Elizabethan England. The image of Elizabeth I as the great and virtuous Gloriana had a profound effect during her lifetime within literature, drama, social hierarchy, festivals and pageants, church leadership, and national identity. Other themes that are explored are:

· Authority and power

· International politics and dynamics

· Material culture

· Court culture and diplomacy

· Knowledge and the sciences

· Art and music

· Crime and punishment

…. and so much more!


Dr. Tracy Borman, Historic Royal Palaces

Dr. John Cooper, University of York and the St. Stephen’s Chapel Project

Professor Carole Levin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Special Guest:
The Most Hon. Marquess of Salisbury PC KVCO DL, Hatfield House

The conference will also feature once-in-a-lifetime events including an Elizabethan banquet dinner in the White Tower.

If you register by 1 July, you will be entered into a drawing to witness the incredible and historic Ceremony of Keys at the Tower of London and also you will receive a discount off the 2017 membership fee!

To register, click this link:

For more information, visit our website at:

For questions, thoughts or concerns, please email us at:

Register for this unique event today! This conference will be the first, non-Historic Royal Palaces sponsored event that has ever been held in the Tower of London.

NOTE: The Tower of London does not handle queries or correspondence for this event. Additionally, tickets to the event are not sold by the Tower of London.

Dustin M. Neighbors
PhD Candidate & Tutor | Early Modern History| University of York
Co-Founder & Co-Chair | Gloriana Society
Layout Editor & Reviewer | Royal Studies Journal
@Historyboy30 |
“The past cannot be cured.” -Elizabeth I

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