Elizabeth and Robert: A Dangerous Liaison

| February 8, 2011

Today, we have a guest post from C W Gorner, author of “The Last Queen”, “The Confessions of Catherine de Medici” and the recently released “The Tudor Secret”, the first book in a series called the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles. You can read my review of “The Tudor Secret” over at our Tudor Book Review […]

New Book Reviews and Top Elizabeth I Books

| January 6, 2010

Historical fiction is a blessing on these cold, miserable winter nights and I hope that those of you who are in the UK and snowed in have got a good supply of books! I have been lucky enough to have read some fabulous historical fiction over Christmas and I have just reviewed Robin Maxwell’s “Virgin: […]

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 […]

Elizabeth I: Fortune’s Bastard by Richard Rex

| November 27, 2009

Amberley Publishing, the publisher of this biography of Elizabeth I, describe this as “An accessible biography of Elizabeth I by a leading Tudor expert” and say:- “Elizabeth I stands in the English imagination for one of the formative phases of English history. Her reign saw England transformed, at her command, from a Catholic to a […]


| July 2, 2009

Elizabeth Files Best Book Recommendations For those of you who want to find out more about this great lady, I would highly recommend the following four books that I dip into constantly when I’m researching:- Elizabeth the Queen (Elizabeth I in the USA) by Alison Weir – I love this book because Alison Weir writes […]


| March 3, 2009

We’ve got some great Elizabeth I resources on The Elizabeth Files and we’re adding to the all the time. Take a look at:- Elizabeth I Facts – Facts and trivia about Elizabeth “The Virgin Queen” The Golden Speech – Read a transcript of Elizabeth I’s famous Golden Speech. The Tilbury Speech – Read a transcript […]