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Becoming Elizabeth – Episode 4 – Lighten Our Darkness – Becoming Elizabeth or Becoming Mary?

This week’s episode of Becoming Elizabeth, Lighten our Darkness, had us thinking that Elizabeth might just be pregnant, saw the…

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Becoming Elizabeth – Episode 3 – Either Learn or Be Silent

In this week’s episode of “Becoming Elizabeth”, episode 3 “Either Learn or Be Silent”, things come to a head between…

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Becoming Elizabeth – Episode 2 Part 2 with feedback from Tom Cullen and Anya Reiss

Thank you to all those who commented on my last video with their views on the Elizabeth and Seymour storyline….

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Actor Tom Cullen responds to my anger over Becoming Elizabeth’s Thomas Seymour and Elizabeth Storyline

Trigger alert: This post is on the topic of abuse and grooming. If you’ve watched my video on the second…

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Becoming Elizabeth – Episode 1 – Keep the Knife Bright – Fictions versus history

In the first of these weekly videos on the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth”, I discuss Episode 1 “Keep your knife…

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NEW Elizabeth I online event starts with a chat about Becoming Elizabeth this week!

Did you watch the first episode of “becoming Elizabeth”? I did, and I made rather a lot of notes too!…

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Becoming Elizabeth is coming soon!

The series “Becoming Elizabeth” is set to premiere on STARZ on 12th June, so not long now! STARZ says of…

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Mary I releases Elizabeth from the Tower of London

On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1554, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Elizabeth (the future Queen…

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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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Wyatt dies proclaiming Elizabeth’s innocence

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1554, in the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I, Sir Thomas…

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Elizabeth is arrested and taken to the Tower!

On this day in Tudor history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII by his second…

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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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10 October 1562 – Elizabeth I Contracted Smallpox

On 10th October 1562, the twenty-nine year-old Elizabeth I was taken ill at Hampton Court Palace, with what was thought…

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19th May 1554 – Elizabeth is Released from the Tower of London

On the 19th May 1554, the future Elizabeth I was released from the Tower of London and escorted to Woodstock,…

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Death of Roger Ascham – 30 December 1568

Scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham died on this day in history, 30th December 1568, after being taken ill on…

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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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Thomas Seymour’s Execution – 20 March 1549

On this day in history, the 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, husband…

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Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Illegitimate Siblings

In my previous article on Elizabeth I’s early life, Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Family Background, I looked at Elizabeth’s…

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Elizabeth Taken to the Tower – 18 March 1554

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, the twenty year old Lady Elizabeth was escorted to the Tower of…