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Glamour in Austerity

Thank you so much to Evangelia Palios on Twitter for telling me about Lisa Jardine’s radio programme “Glamour in Austerity”…

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Elizabeth I’s Use of Dress as a Political Tool

There’s an interesting article on the BBC website entitled A Point of View: Dazzling in an age of austerity in…

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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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The Spanish Armada 8 – Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech

On the 9th August 1588 (old calendar) Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury. In her article “The…

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Elizabeth I Phoenix Portrait

Today we’re going to look at a portrait which is startlingly similar to last week’s Pelican Portrait, a portrait which…

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The Elizabeth I Pelican Portrait

Thank you so much for all of your comments regarding symbolism in the Armada portrait, I still can’t figure out…

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The Armada Portrait

Following on from last week’s article “Elizabeth I – Queen of PR”, I thought it would be good to start…

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Elizabeth I – Queen of PR

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled “Elizabeth I’s Image” which was based on the BBC series “The…

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Elizabeth I’s Image

This post continues from The Anne Boleyn Files post “Henry VIII’s England” which is an article on last night’s episode…

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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 – A Virago, Genetically Male or Simply a Strong woman?

My inspiration from this article comes from the comments left on my “Bisley Boy” post, particularly the one left by…

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The Bisley Boy

Don’t you just love conspiracy theories?! 911, Roswell, the moon landing, JFK, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson…the list goes on, but…

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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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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…