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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…

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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,…

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The Murder of Lord Darnley

On this day in history, the 10th February 1567, Lord Darnley was murdered at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh, in the…

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Taking On the Bard

Today, we have a guest post by Robin Maxwell, author of the brilliant historical novels “The Secret Diary of Anne…

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Finding Kat Ashley by Karen Harper

Today, we have a guest post from Karen Harper, author of “The Queen’s Governess”, “The Last Boleyn” and “The Queen…

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New Book Reviews and Top Elizabeth I Books

Historical fiction is a blessing on these cold, miserable winter nights and I hope that those of you who are…

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Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to thank you for all the Christmas messages you have sent me, to thank you for…

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Superstition

Today, we are lucky enough to have another guest post by Robert Parry, author of one of my favourite historical…

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our US visitors, I hope you have a great day tomorrow with your friends and family….

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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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The Friday Review

Here’s a quick review of the latest news here at the Elizabeth files and in the Tudor world, please comment…

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Elizabeth Locket Ring

Elizabeth I had a very special piece of jewellery commissioned in around 1575, a piece that would mean so much…

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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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The Winner Is…

Tracey Saxon from Charlottesville, Virginia! Well done, Tracey, a $20 voucher will be emailed to you. Before I publish Tracey’s…