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Glamour in Austerity

Thank you so much to Evangelia Palios on Twitter for telling me about Lisa Jardine’s radio programme “Glamour in Austerity”…

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Elizabeth I’s Use of Dress as a Political Tool

There’s an interesting article on the BBC website entitled A Point of View: Dazzling in an age of austerity in…

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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 – Her Father’s Daughter and the Lion’s Cub

As someone who spend a lot of time researching Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn, and her tragic end, I find it…

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Elizabeth and Mary Part 1

Today’s post is the first about two sisters (or rather half-sisters): Mary and Elizabeth, their relationship as children and what…

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Was Elizabeth a Jealous Old Hag?

I’ve just been listening to a BBC History Magazine interview with Tracy Borman, writer of “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story…

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What Did Elizabeth I Look Like?

“What a silly question!”, you may say, after all we’ve got an abundance of portraits and depictions of this famous…