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Spanish Armada 9 – God Blew and They Were Scattered

On this day in history, the 20th August 1588, a thanksgiving service was held at St Paul’s in London to…

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The Spanish Armada 8 – Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech

On the 9th August 1588 (old calendar) Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury. In her article “The…

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The Spanish Armada 7 – Elizabeth I Visits Tilbury

Even though the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were homeward bound, England was still expecting to be threatened by…

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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

I meant to write this article to coincide with the anniversary of William Cecil’s death, the 4th August 1598, so…

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The Spanish Armada 6 – The Spanish Fleet Homeward Bound

By the first week of August 1588, the battered, defeated and demoralised Spanish Armada had started the first part of…

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The Spanish Armada 5 – The Protestant Wind

On the 30th July 1588 the wind changed and the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were forced northwards and…

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Mary Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley

On this day in history, the 29th July 1565, Elizabeth I’s nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots, married Henry Stuart, Lord…

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The Spanish Armada 4: The Battle of Gravelines

The day after the English had wrecked the crescent formation of the Spanish Armada and caused havoc, they attacked the…

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The Spanish Armada 3: The Hell-burners

At midnight on this day in history, the 28th July 1588, five hell-burners were ordered to be sent amongst the…

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The Spanish Armada 2 – Leicester Invites Elizabeth to Tilbury

On this day in history, the 27th July 1588, Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester and the Lieutenant and Captain…

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The Spanish Armada 1: The Assembling of Troops at Tilbury Fort

On this day in history, the 26th July 1588, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort, the fort built on the…

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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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Elizabeth I – Queen of PR

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled “Elizabeth I’s Image” which was based on the BBC series “The…

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The Cambridge Connections – Part 2

This is the second part of author Robert Parry’s examination of the “Cambridge Connections” which Anne Boleyn gave her daughter,…

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Act of Uniformity 1559

On the 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy which had…

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The Funeral of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth…

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Elizabeth I’s Reign – Just Survival?

I have been reading G J Meyer’s The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, which is an…

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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 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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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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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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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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Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two-part article commemorating the anniversary of the…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part One

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Elizabeth I’s arch enemy, cousin (once removed) and fellow queen, Mary…

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Elizabeth I – Her Father’s Daughter and the Lion’s Cub

As someone who spend a lot of time researching Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn, and her tragic end, I find it…

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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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Cecil’s Fast and Elizabeth I’s Navy

I’ve been spending my evenings watching a DVD that my daughter had for Christmas, a TV series called “Tales from…

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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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An Elizabethan Christmas

I have already written about the Tudor Christmas traditions over at The Anne Boleyn Files, but I thought it would…

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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,…