I’m getting really excited about “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”, the online event I’m running. I believe it’s going to bring this iconic queen and her reign to life, and will be the perfect way to learn about the real history behind series like “Becoming Elizabeth”.
The Elizabeth I event officially starts on 7th September 2022 and runs for 10 days, but I couldn’t wait until then! I’ve organised weekly discussions on each episode of “Becoming Elizabeth” with event participants, and our third one takes place later today via Zoom. It’s wonderful to talk Tudor.
And today our first historian talk, a bonus talk, went live on the website. I was able to interview Christine Hartweg, author of “Amy Robsart: A Life and Its End” about Amy Robsart, the wife of Robert Dudley, Elizabeth’s favourite. Her death in September 1560 caused a scandal and is still surrounded by controversy today. Christine is an expert on Amy and Robert Dudley so it was really interesting to explore Amy’s life and death with her. Christine will be doing a live Q&A on this topic on Saturday 23rd July in our private chatroom.
AND, I’ve just added an 8th historian to the event! Dr Elizabeth Norton, author of “The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor” and a biography of Catherine Parr, among other books, will be joining us to talk about the Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour scandal. After watching “Becoming Elizabeth”, I really wanted to look at what happened between Elizabeth and her stepmother Catherine Parr’s new husband in 1547 and 1548. This time in Elizabeth’s life had a huge impact on her.
Do join me, Elizabeth Norton, Linda Porter, Tracy Borman, Owen Emmerson, Christine Hartweg, Estelle Paranque and Elizabeth Goldring for “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”. It’s completely online and open internationally.