LONDON – A rare 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I will become public property after a donations appeal raised 10 million pounds ($13 million) to keep it in Britain.
The "Armada Portrait" commemorates England's 1588 triumph over an invading Spanish armada. It shows the queen in a bejeweled dress with her hand resting on a globe. Behind her, the Spanish fleet is wrecked in a storm.
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