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John Dee – A Biographical Sketch

I asked Robert Parry, author of “Virgin and the Crab” which has John Dee as one of its main characters,…

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Birth of Philip Sidney 1554

On this day in history, 30th November 1554, the poet, courtier and soldier, Philip Sidney, was born at Penshurst Place…

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John Knox

On this day in history, 24th November 1572, the Scottish clergyman and famous Reformer, John Knox, died as his wife…

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Elizabeth I Travels to London

On this day in history, Wednesday 23rd November 1558, Elizabeth I left Hatfield and processed to London. David Starkey writes…

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Christopher Hatton

On this day in history, 20th November 1591, Sir Christopher Hatton, Elizabeth I’s Lord Chancellor and favourite, died aged 51….

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The Case of Amy Robsart – A Tudor Whodunnit?

As promised, I want to share with you what was said in last night’s Channel Five “Revealed” programme, “The Virgin…

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Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham

On this day in history, 18th November 1559, Cuthbert Tunstall, the Bishop of Durham, died in prison at Lambeth Palace…

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The Death of Mary I and the Accession of Elizabeth I

On the 16th November 1558, at around midnight, Mary I received the last rites. A few hours later, at 6am…

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The Virgin Queen’s Fatal Affair: Revealed

If you’re in the UK or you have access to the UK TV channel Channel 5 then make sure you…

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Elizabeth I-Starkey

Here are some videos about the Elizabethan period:

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Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

On this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and favourite of Elizabeth I was…

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Robert Catesby

On this day in history, 8th November 1605, Robert Catesby, the man thought to have been responsible for hatching up…

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Remember Remember the 5th November!

“Remember remember the 5th November” is a rhyme that many of us were taught in school, although perhaps not the…

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Why Didn’t Elizabeth I Marry?

In the final scene of Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth”, starring Cate Blanchett, we see Kat Ashley cutting Elizabeth’s hair off and…