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Robert Dudley to Marry Mary Queen of Scots?

On this day in history, 29th September 1564, Robert Dudley was made Earl of Leicester, an earldom which had been…

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Is Anne Boleyn’s Famous Portrait Actually Elizabeth I?

I was inspired to write this post today by a member of The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page, Jane, who…

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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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The Tower of London

Just a quick post to let you know about a wonderful article on the Daily Mail website which gives information…

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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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A Belated Happy Birthday to William Cecil, Lord Burghley and RIP Sir John Cheke

Apologies to William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Elizabeth I’s chief advisor, for missing his 489th birthday yesterday – happy…

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New Evidence Regarding the Phoenix and Pelican Portraits

Back in June, I looked at the Phoenix and Pelican portraits of Elizabeth I and examined the symbolism in the…

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Elizabeth I’s Christening – 10th September 1533

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th September 1533, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was christened…

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8th September 1560 – Death of Amy Robsart

On this day in history, 8th September, 1560, Amy Dudley (née Robsart), wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, died…

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7th September 1533 – The Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of the 7th September at Greenwich Palace, a great Queen was born. This little…

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RIP Catherine Parr

In the early hours of the 5th September 1548, a woman who had had a profound influence on the teenage…

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The Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

On this day in 1588, not long after England’s victory over the Spanish Armada, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, died…

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Elizabeth I in the Movies

This article has been inspired by Mark Glancy’s article “Three Films about Queen Elizabeth I” in the August 2010 edition…