Daisy Dunn

Manet’s Mona Lisa: Radio 4’s Moving Pictures reviewed

Plus: was Elizabeth Taylor the first influencer?

The beer bottle in Manet's 'A Bar at the Folies-Bergere' displays the first logo to appear in western art. Photo: © The Courtauld / Bridgeman Images

Elizabeth the First is a ten-part American podcast series that isn’t about Elizabeth I at all. The assumption of its producers seems to be that the Tudor monarch was all right – a bit of a trailblazer, one might say – but not really worthy of her title.

The real ‘Elizabeth the First’ was actually Elizabeth Taylor.

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