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Elizabeth I and Somerset House

On this day in history, the 30th July 1553, Princess Elizabeth left her new home, Somerset House, to ride to…

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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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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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RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed after being found guilty 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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The Execution of Thomas Seymour

On this day in history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour the 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, was beheaded after being…

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The Imprisonment of Elizabeth

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty year old Elizabeth was taken to the Tower…

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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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Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part Two

Continued from Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One I ended Part One of my series on Catherine Parr…

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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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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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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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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 3

This is part three of my series on Elizabeth I and Mary I and the relationship they had as half-sisters….

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Elizabeth and Mary Part 2

If you watched “The Tudors”, you may have been surprised by the scenes of the teenage Mary sharing a bed…

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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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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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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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Catherine Parr and Elizabeth

Today I commemorate the life of Catherine Parr and the influence that Catherine had over a young Elizabeth, because on…