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Elizabeth I: The Writer

Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn who were both patrons of…

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Elizabeth I Portrayals

Elizabeth I has been portrayed by so many actresses:- Ellen Compton Sarah Bernhardt Flora Robson Bette Davis Jean Simmons Glenda…

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The Shaping of a Monarch

I love David Starkey’s “Elizabeth”, particularly the introduction, because it really helps us to understand what drove this monarch, what…

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Elizabeth I’s Main Achievements

Elizabeth I ruled England for 44 years, compared to Mary I’s five year rule, Lady jane Grey’s nine day rule…

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Mary I’s Legacy

Elizabeth I was the third of Henry VIII’s children to reign over England, following in the footsteps of her step-siblings…

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Why Elizabeth I?

Welcome to The Elizabeth Files, a website and blog which has actually sprung out of my initial fascination and obsession…