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Elizabeth I books – my top picks

To mark the anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I on this day in 1603, I thought I’d share…

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Elizabeth I in A Discovery of Witches

As I write this, Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches is airing in the UK on Sky and it’s…

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The works of Elizabeth I and Catherine Parr

To celebrate World Book Day today, I thought I’d share with you these two collections which are the works of…

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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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The Virgin Queen’s Fatal Affair: Revealed

If you’re in the UK or you have access to the UK TV channel Channel 5 then make sure you…

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Elizabeth and Leicester – Bess and Robin

After reading Jeane Westin’s wonderful novel about the relationship between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, I…

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His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Just a quick post to say that I have written a review of Jeane Westin’s “His Last Letter: Elizabeth I…

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Elizabeth I’s Reign – Just Survival?

I have been reading G J Meyer’s The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, which is an…

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Katherine the Queen by Linda Porter

Historian and author Linda Porter concludes her Katherine Parr biography with:- “The adult Elizabeth was very much the product of…

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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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A Response to “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Elizabeth Files visitor Christine Hartweg has read Chris Skidmore’s “Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of…

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Update on “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Just a quick update on this subject as Elizabeth Files visitor, Bess Chilver, has just pointed out that Chris Skidmore…

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Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?

According to a report in yesterday’s “Daily Mail”, entitled “Did Elizabeth I’s lover have wife killed so he could wed…

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Mary I Facts

As it is Mary I’s birthday today – Happy 494th Birthday Mary! – I thought it would be good to…

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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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Plots Against Elizabeth I

One of Elizabeth I’s main achievements has got to be actually becoming Queen by not only rising above her illegitimacy…

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Taking On the Bard

Today, we have a guest post by Robin Maxwell, author of the brilliant historical novels “The Secret Diary of Anne…

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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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New Book Reviews and Top Elizabeth I Books

Historical fiction is a blessing on these cold, miserable winter nights and I hope that those of you who are…

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Katherine Grey – Heir to Elizabeth by Leanda de Lisle

Today we have a guest post by Leanda de Lisle, historian and author of “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen”,…

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Elizabeth, Seymour and Shakespeare

OK, I promise that this is my last post on the conspiracy theories, rumours and scandals surrounding Good Queen Bess…

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Superstition

Today, we are lucky enough to have another guest post by Robert Parry, author of one of my favourite historical…

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Elizabeth I: Fortune’s Bastard by Richard Rex

Amberley Publishing, the publisher of this biography of Elizabeth I, describe this as “An accessible biography of Elizabeth I by…

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The Friday Review

Here’s a quick review of the latest news here at the Elizabeth files and in the Tudor world, please comment…

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The Virgin, The Crab and Mythology

 Today we are honoured to have another guest post, this time from Robert Parry, author of the wonderful novel “The…

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Elizabeth I’s Nativity Chart

This post has been sparked off by the wonderful novel that I’m reading at the moment – “The Virgin and…

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Did They or Didn’t They?

Today’s article has been written exclusively for The Elizabeth Files by novelist Jeane Westin, writer of “The Virgin’s Daughters: In…

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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 “Bosom Serpent” and Gloriana

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week on “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman focused on Chapter 12…

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Elizabeth and the Two Katherines

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, featuring “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman, is about the two…