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The “Bosom Serpent” and Gloriana

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week on “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman focused on Chapter 12…

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Elizabeth’s Ladies

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, featuring “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman, was mainly about Elizabeth’s…

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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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Was Elizabeth a Jealous Old Hag?

I’ve just been listening to a BBC History Magazine interview with Tracy Borman, writer of “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story…

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Elizabeth’s Women

I’ve just pre-ordered Tracy Borman’s new book, “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen”, after hearing an interview…

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Happy Birthday Good Queen Bess!

On this day in history, our heroine Queen Elizabeth I of England was born at Greenwich Palace. Although her parents…

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Elizabeth I: The Writer

Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn who were both patrons of…

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The Shaping of a Monarch

I love David Starkey’s “Elizabeth”, particularly the introduction, because it really helps us to understand what drove this monarch, what…