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Not forgetting what words her grace’s mother said to me – Matthew Parker, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

On 17th December 1559, just over a year after Queen Elizabeth I had come to the throne, 55-year-old Matthew Parker…

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Mothering Sunday – Elizabeth I, her mother and mother figures

Happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating today! I know it’s Mother’s Day in the UK and my mum is…

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7 September 1533 – The Birth of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace

On 7th September 1533, Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace. Her parents were King Henry VIII and his…

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7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen

Today marks the 479th anniversary of Elizabeth I’s birth on 7th September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. How wonderful that nearly…

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New Book – The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

I’m so excited! My second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, which obviously focuses on the downfall of Elizabeth I’s…

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7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, Gloriana

On this day in history, 7th September 1533, Elizabeth Tudor, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Greenwich Palace….

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19 May 1554 – Elizabeth Released from the Tower of London

On this day in history, 19th May 1554, the 18th anniversary of her mother Anne Boleyn’s execution at the Tower…

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Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Family Background

Recently, I’ve had a few people asking me about Elizabeth I’s early life, so I decided to do a series…

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Is Anne Boleyn’s Famous Portrait Actually Elizabeth I?

I was inspired to write this post today by a member of The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page, Jane, who…

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7th September 1533 – The Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of the 7th September at Greenwich Palace, a great Queen was born. This little…

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The Cambridge Connections – Part 2

This is the second part of author Robert Parry’s examination of the “Cambridge Connections” which Anne Boleyn gave her daughter,…

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The Cambridge Connections

Back at the beginning of May, I wrote an article entitled “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” where I mentioned the…

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The Anne Boleyn Experience 2010

Well, I’ve crashed back down to earth after the most amazing week of my life spent at Anne Boleyn’s childhood…

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The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was executed on the 19th May 1536, when Elizabeth was just 2 years and 8 months old, and…

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The Mirror of the Sinful Soul

Today, on Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday), the day we commemorate the Last Supper which Jesus Christ shared with his…

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Elizabeth I and Mother Figures

I’ve just written an article over at The Anne Boleyn Files, entitled “Anne Boleyn: The Mother”, looking at Anne’s short…

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Elizabeth I – Her Father’s Daughter and the Lion’s Cub

As someone who spend a lot of time researching Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn, and her tragic end, I find it…

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Elizabeth I’s Coronation Chart

451 years ago today, at 12pm on January 15th 1559*, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England, a huge achievement…

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Finding Kat Ashley by Karen Harper

Today, we have a guest post from Karen Harper, author of “The Queen’s Governess”, “The Last Boleyn” and “The Queen…

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Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to thank you for all the Christmas messages you have sent me, to thank you for…

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Elizabeth Locket Ring

Elizabeth I had a very special piece of jewellery commissioned in around 1575, a piece that would mean so much…

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Elizabeth and Mary Part 1

Today’s post is the first about two sisters (or rather half-sisters): Mary and Elizabeth, their relationship as children and what…

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Witches, Wenches and Weakness

In Wednesday’s episode of “Elizabeth’s Women” on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week programme, the roles and duties of…

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The Legacy of Anne Boleyn

As you know, if you have read my posts over the last week, Tracy Borman has just written a book…

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Was Elizabeth a Jealous Old Hag?

I’ve just been listening to a BBC History Magazine interview with Tracy Borman, writer of “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story…

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Elizabeth’s Women

I’ve just pre-ordered Tracy Borman’s new book, “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen”, after hearing an interview…

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What Did Elizabeth I Look Like?

“What a silly question!”, you may say, after all we’ve got an abundance of portraits and depictions of this famous…

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Happy Birthday Good Queen Bess!

On this day in history, our heroine Queen Elizabeth I of England was born at Greenwich Palace. Although her parents…