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Elizabeth Is lost dress to go on display at Hampton Court after thousand

Eleri Lynn, curator of the HRP dress collection, told the Telegraph that, when they unpicked the back and removed a linen cover, they could see that the embroidery had been worked directly on to a cloth of silver, an astonishing achievement, making… Queen Elizabeth I was famed for the magnificence of her dresses, and there was excitement four years ago when an altar cloth in a tiny church in Herefordshire was identified as possibly the only surviving fabric from one of them. Now, after 1,000 hours of conservation and research by the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), the skill of the 16th-century embroiderer who lavishly enhanced a cloth of silver was even more extraordinary than previously realised.