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Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants
by Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
1593
NPG 2765

Elizabeth I wants you to make a Tudor family portrait and make a speech to explain the choices you made when you were creating it.

During this task you will need to save pictures to your computer. Create a folder now and name it 'Tudor Portraits.'

The portrait you create for Queen Elizabeth might look like this family portrait. It shows five generations of Thomas More's family, all in one picture.

You will need to decide who to include in the family portrait and choose portraits of the people you will include. Remember, you will need to explain this to the Queen in your speech. As you go, write down your ideas and your reasons for choosing particular portraits in a notebook or Word document. This will help you write your speech later.

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