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Plots Against Elizabeth I

One of Elizabeth I’s main achievements has got to be actually becoming Queen by not only rising above her illegitimacy…

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Elizabeth I’s Coronation Chart

451 years ago today, at 12pm on January 15th 1559*, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England, a huge achievement…

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Elizabeth I – England’s Greatest Monarch?

I thought it would be good to move away from the myths, rumour and scandal that surround this great lady,…

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Katherine Grey – Heir to Elizabeth by Leanda de Lisle

Today we have a guest post by Leanda de Lisle, historian and author of “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen”,…

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The Gunpowder Plot

Tonight in gardens and fields all around the UK people will be letting off fireworks, burning effigies of Guy Fawkes…

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Witches, Wenches and Weakness

In Wednesday’s episode of “Elizabeth’s Women” on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week programme, the roles and duties of…