Armada painting may leave the UK
A rare painting depicting the defeat of the Spanish Armada may leave the UK unless a buyer can be found to match its £210,000 asking price.
The miniature shows Queen Elizabeth I watching the naval battle. Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on The Spanish Armada In The Year 1588, by an unknown artist. He said: “Although the Spanish Armada is one of the defining conflicts in England’s naval history, contemporary depictions of it are exceptionally rare.”