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Becoming Elizabeth – Episode 2 – Elizabeth I’s #metoo moment is ruined

If I had a soapbox, I’d be getting on it this week! Honestly, I was so cross about episode 2…

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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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Elizabeth I’s aching tooth and the bishop who helped her

In 1578, Elizabeth I was suffering badly with toothache, and really needed the problem tooth extracted. However, she was afraid…

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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…