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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…

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The Imprisonment of Elizabeth

On this day in history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty year old Elizabeth was taken to the Tower…

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Secret Snake in Elizabeth I Portrait

I love how Elizabeth I used portraits as propaganda and how her portraits are full of symbolism and hidden meanings,…

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The Execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, 25th February 1601, one-time royal favourite Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex was beheaded on…

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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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The Rose Theatre

On this day in history, the 19th February 1592, the Rose Theatre, an Elizabethan play house, was opened in London…

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Mary I Facts

As it is Mary I’s birthday today – Happy 494th Birthday Mary! – I thought it would be good to…

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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…

Jane Grey
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Lady Jane Grey Facts

On this day in history, the 12th February 1554, Elizabeth’s cousin (once removed) Lady Jane Grey was executed on Tower…

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RIP Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, on the 11th February 1466, Elizabeth of York was born and on her 37th birthday,…