Show the image for the reverse of Queen Elizabeth I’s Great Seal to the class on a whiteboard/printed copies.
Can you find the following objects on the reverse of the seal?
A fleur de lys; harp; clouds and rays around the Queen’s head; a horse with plaited mane; Tudor Rose.
- Why do you think the Tudor Rose appears on both sides of this seal?
- A fleur-de-lys stands for France, which country does the harp stand for?
- Why would she want to include these symbols?
- Why do think Elizabeth is shown seated on a horse?