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Elizabeth I: The Secret Life

Thanks so much to Carol-Ann for letting me know about this programme which will be aired on the National Geographic…

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Elizabeth I and the Blarney Stone

A very Happy St Patrick’s Day to all of our Irish visitors! Hope you have a great day and please…

Posted in Elizabeth Myths Loves and Suitors Robert Dudley Shakespeare Thomas Seymour

The Old Myths Regurgitated – The Bisley Boy and More

I wasn’t able to watch the National Geographic Channel’s “Secrets of the Virgin Queen” but many people have contacted me…

Posted in Elizabeth Myths Loves and Suitors Marriage People Robert Dudley

The Case of Amy Robsart – A Tudor Whodunnit?

As promised, I want to share with you what was said in last night’s Channel Five “Revealed” programme, “The Virgin…

Posted in Elizabeth Myths Elizabeth Personality Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots – Tragic Heroine?

On this day in history, 29th October 1586, four days after a commission had found Mary Queen of Scots guilty…

Posted in Appearance of Elizabeth I Elizabeth I's Achievements Elizabeth Myths Spanish Armada The Reign of Elizabeth I Tudor events

The Spanish Armada 8 – Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech

On the 9th August 1588 (old calendar) Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury. In her article “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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A Response to “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Elizabeth Files visitor Christine Hartweg has read Chris Skidmore’s “Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of…

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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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Elizabeth I’s Image

This post continues from The Anne Boleyn Files post “Henry VIII’s England” which is an article on last night’s episode…

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…

Posted in Elizabeth Myths Elizabeth Personality Loves and Suitors People Robert Dudley

The Arthur Dudley Myth

Following on from the Bisley Boy legend and the myth that Elizabeth I was really genetically male, I just had…

Posted in Appearance of Elizabeth I Elizabeth General Elizabeth Myths Elizabeth Personality Thomas Seymour

Elizabeth I – A Virago, Genetically Male or Simply a Strong woman?

My inspiration from this article comes from the comments left on my “Bisley Boy” post, particularly the one left by…

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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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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…