Members' Talk: The Bacton Altar Cloth

with Eleri Lynn

with Eleri Lynn


  • 9 September 2019

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Tickets £22.50 including refreshments

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start

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Historic Royal Palaces curators identified this intricately embroidered altar cloth, preserved for centuries in a small rural church in Bacton, as an incredibly rare fragment of Elizabethan dress.

Join Collections Curator Eleri Lynn as she delivers an update on this important conversation project ahead of its display in The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition at Hampton Court Palace in October 2019.

A piece of embroidered cloth referred to as the Bacton Altar Cloth. Detailed embroidery in multi-coloured and gold thread can be seen throughout the cloth
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