Becoming Elizabeth Episode 5 – Necessity compels me to plague you – The real history behind the show

This week’s episode, Necessity compels me to plague you, was jam-packed!

Thomas Seymour stalks Elizabeth and manages to wheedle out of her an agreement to marriage, Lord Protector Somerset makes a secret deal behind the king’s back, a rebellion breaks out, Thomas Seymour shoots a dog, Elizabeth has a night of celebration, Robert Dudley gets beaten up, and Elizabeth and Kat Ashley are arrested. Phew!

But did all of this really happen in 1549?

Join me, historian and author Claire Ridgway, as I look at the real history behind Becoming Elizabeth…

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