As you know, I’ve been rather disappointed in the Starz series, “Becoming Elizabeth”, as I don’t feel it’s really shown what shaped Elizabeth in her youth, what made her the woman and queen she became.

It’s made me 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.

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