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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”,…

Posted in Books Catherine Parr Early Life Elizabeth General Elizabeth Myths Elizabeth Personality Lady Elizabeth Loves and Suitors People Thomas Seymour

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…

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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…