Skirt of Elizabeth I – level 2

18-01-2017 15:00

For hundreds of years, an old piece of fabric was used as an altar cloth in a small church. The church is in the country in England.

Historians studied the origins of the cloth, and they found out that it has great historical value. It was once part of a skirt of Queen Elizabeth I. It is probably the only piece of clothing we have from the queen today.

Queen Elizabeth ruled England from 1558 until her death in 1603. People believe that the queen gave the cloth to a good lady-in-waiting who was from the area.

Difficult words: altar (the table in a Christian church), value (if something has a value, it is important), lady-in-waiting (a woman who serves a queen).

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