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Welcome to the Elizabeth Files!

Welcome to the Elizabeth Files website! This site has hundreds of articles and resources on Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of…

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Elizabeth I’s Locket Ring on Display Now!

Thank you so much to Tamise for alerting me to the fact that Elizabeth I’s famous locket ring is on…

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Elizabeth I’s Death – 24 March 1603

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, died…

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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 I Travels to London

On this day in history, Wednesday 23rd November 1558, Elizabeth I left Hatfield and processed to London. David Starkey writes…

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The Death of Mary I and the Accession of Elizabeth I

On the 16th November 1558, at around midnight, Mary I received the last rites. A few hours later, at 6am…

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Elizabeth I-Starkey

Here are some videos about the Elizabethan period:

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Why Didn’t Elizabeth I Marry?

In the final scene of Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth”, starring Cate Blanchett, we see Kat Ashley cutting Elizabeth’s hair off and…

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Elizabeth I’s Christening – 10th September 1533

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th September 1533, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was christened…

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Elizabeth I – Primary Sources

While there are some excellent biographies and books out there on Elizabeth I, her reign and Elizabethan times, there’s nothing…

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Elizabeth I and the threat posed by the Grey Sisters

Just a quick post as I’m on the road travelling around the UK, but I thought you’d all be interested…

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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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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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The Marriage of Robert Dudley and Amy Robsart

On this day in history, the 4th June 1550 (some sources say the 5th), Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart at…

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The Anne Boleyn Experience 2010

Well, I’ve crashed back down to earth after the most amazing week of my life spent at Anne Boleyn’s childhood…

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Act of Uniformity 1559

On the 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy which had…

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The Funeral of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth…

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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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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 Death of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace aged 69 bringing the…

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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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Elizabeth I: The Speechmaker

Today in celebration of International Women’s Day and Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first female director to win an Oscar, I…

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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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The Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, 25th February 1601, one-time royal favourite Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex was beheaded on…

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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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Lady Jane Grey Facts

On this day in history, the 12th February 1554, Elizabeth’s cousin (once removed) Lady Jane Grey was executed on Tower…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two-part article commemorating the anniversary of the…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part One

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Elizabeth I’s arch enemy, cousin (once removed) and fellow queen, Mary…

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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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Cecil’s Fast and Elizabeth I’s Navy

I’ve been spending my evenings watching a DVD that my daughter had for Christmas, a TV series called “Tales from…