Happy New Year!

| December 31, 2009

Just a quick post to thank you for all the Christmas messages you have sent me, to thank you for all your support over the past few months and to say “Happy New Year!” As you know, the Elizabeth Files is fairly new and has only been going since August but it already has a […]

An Elizabethan Christmas

| December 23, 2009

I have already written about the Tudor Christmas traditions over at The Anne Boleyn Files, but I thought it would be interesting to research Elizabethan Christmas traditions and think back to how Christmas was celebrated in Elizabeth’s reign, rather than the whole Tudor period. There was much celebration in England when Elizabeth I came to […]

Elizabeth I – England’s Greatest Monarch?

| December 15, 2009

I thought it would be good to move away from the myths, rumour and scandal that surround this great lady, and, as Rochie said in her comment a few weeks ago, look at Elizabeth I’s achievements, after all, isn’t that the way she should be remembered. Let’s give Good Queen Bess the credit she deserves! […]

Katherine Grey – Heir to Elizabeth by Leanda de Lisle

| December 9, 2009

Today we have a guest post by Leanda de Lisle, historian and author of “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen”, a book that I have just reviewed over at our Review site – click here to read my review. “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen” looks at the lives of Lady Jane Grey, Katherine Grey […]

Elizabeth, Seymour and Shakespeare

| December 4, 2009

OK, I promise that this is my last post on the conspiracy theories, rumours and scandals surrounding Good Queen Bess – I will move on from this subject and give Elizabeth I a break – poor woman having all this dredged up again! But, I wanted to explore the whole Earl of Oxford/Shakespeare issue. As […]


| December 2, 2009

Today, we are lucky enough to have another guest post by Robert Parry, author of one of my favourite historical fiction books “Virgin and the Crab”. Thank you Robert! By the way, if you haven’t read “Virgin and the Crab” yet then you should check out the video trailer at the bottom of this post […]