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The Boleyns of Hever Castle – 1 August 2021 – Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway

I’m so very excited! Castle Supervisor Dr Owen Emmerson and I will be talking about our very favourite historical people,…

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Elizabeth I in A Discovery of Witches

As I write this, Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches is airing in the UK on Sky and it’s…

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News from Claire – The Elizabeth Files is back!

You might remember that a few years ago our server had problems and both the main disk and back up…

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London Charterhouse

London Charterhouse is a beautiful Tudor property in London. It has been a Carthusian monastery and a Tudor mansion, and…

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Hampton Court Palace

Find out more about this beautiful Tudor palace in this video from Philippa Brewell. It’s one of the places that…

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Hatfield House

My dear friend Philippa Brewell talks about the history of Hatfield House… It’s one of the places that Philippa and…

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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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New Book – The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

I’m so excited! My second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, which obviously focuses on the downfall of Elizabeth I’s…

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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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Musician Damon Albarn and Dr John Dee

Blur and Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn, has just staged the premiere of “Dr Dee” at the Palace Theatre in…

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Mary Seymour, Daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour

I just wanted to share with you news of an article by historian Linda Porter in which she shares a…

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Congratulations to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his bride Catherine Middleton on their Wedding Day!

Today, the 29th April 2011, we celebrate the wedding of Prince William, who has just been made Duke of Cambridge,…

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1611 King James Bible Found in Village Church

Just a few weeks after the magnificent Henry VIII Mural was found in a house in Somerset, an original 1611…

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Elizabeth and Robert: A Dangerous Liaison

Today, we have a guest post from C W Gorner, author of “The Last Queen”, “The Confessions of Catherine de…

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Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II”

Thank you to Kathryn Warner for alerting me to this news on her wonderful blog on Edward II. Christopher Marlowe,…

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In Praise of Queens – Why Women Should Reign over Britannia

Historian and author, Dominic Sandbrook, has written a very interesting article for the UK’s “Daily Mail” entitled Why we should…

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John Donne Portrait Needs Help

You may have noticed my post over at The Anne Boleyn Files about the National Portrait Gallery portrait of Anne…

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Henri IV’s Head Found

BBC News have today reported that scientists have identified an embalmed head in a private collection as being that of…

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Elizabeth I Portrait to Go On Display in London

A 16th century portrait of Elizabeth I, painted by an unknown artist, is due to go on display at the…

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Elizabeth I, Mary I and Pope Benedict XVI

I found it interesting that Pope Benedict XVI, on his visit to Westminster Abbey in London, spoke of the chapel…

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National Portrait Gallery Information on the Phoenix and Pelican Portraits

Following on from my post yesterday regarding the new evidence on the Elizabeth I Phoenix and Pelican portraits, Tamise who…

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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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The Battle of Bosworth 1485

Today is the 525th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, the battle which saw the death of King Richard III,…

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Painting the Armada Exhibition

Visitors to London this summer will be able to visit a wonderful exhibition of six huge paintings of the Spanish…

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His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Just a quick post to say that I have written a review of Jeane Westin’s “His Last Letter: Elizabeth I…

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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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RIP Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger was executed after being found guilty of…

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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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Update on “Did Robert Dudley Murder Amy Robsart?”

Just a quick update on this subject as Elizabeth Files visitor, Bess Chilver, has just pointed out that Chris Skidmore…

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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…