Just who was the real Queen Elizabeth I?

If you’ve been following my weekly videos on the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth”, you’ll have realised that I’ve been rather disappointed in its central theme. I don’t feel it’s shown viewers what shaped Elizabeth in her youth, what made her the woman and queen she became. It’s been frustrating.

It’s made me all the more determined to ensure that my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” does Elizabeth I justice. I want to peel back the many layers that have built up over the centuries and look at Elizabeth I’s life, her reign, what shaped her, who she relied on, her achievements, her relationships (both personal and diplomatic), and the many myths that surround her.

I can’t do that alone, so I’m joined by Christine Hartweg, Dr Elizabeth Norton, Dr Owen Emmerson, Dr Tracy Borman, Dr Estelle Paranque, Dr Elizabeth Goldring and Dr Linda Porter for talks and live Q&A sessions on Elizabeth I.

You can find out more and register at https://claireridgway.com/events/elizabeth-i-the-life-of-gloriana-the-virgin-queen-online-event-7-16-september-2022/

Don’t forget to register before 31st to receive an advance digital copy of my forthcoming book “On This Day in Tudor History II”!

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