Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved for the nation

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I has been saved for the nation after thousands of members of the public helped to raise £10 million to prevent it being sold abroad.

The painting, once owned by Sir Francis Drake, has now been acquired for the public collection after his descendants chose to sell it.

Following an appeal from the Art Fund and Royal Greenwich, more than 8,000 members of the public have stepped forward to contribute, raising £1.5 million.