Workshop of Michielle Harton
Padua, c.1598

Elizabeth was known as a talented lutenist, and may have played an instrument similar to this period piece. In 1585 she received a box of lute strings for a New Year's gift from "Francisco", probably one of her musicians.

Elizabeth I, Then and Now
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