Becoming Elizabeth Episode 8 – Season Finale – To death we must stoop

| August 9, 2022

Becoming Elizabeth Episode 8 – Season Finale – To death we must stoop

The season finale of Becoming Elizabeth sees us fast-forwarding two months from the end of the last episode, where we saw Edward coughing up blood. The king appears to be dying, there’s a power struggle between Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, the former Lord Protector, and his successor, John Dudley, but also between Edward’s half-sisters, […]

Just who was the real Elizabeth I?

| August 5, 2022

Just who was the real Elizabeth I?

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 […]

The facts behind the fiction of Becoming Elizabeth Episode 6 – What Cannot be Cured

| July 18, 2022

The facts behind the fiction of Becoming Elizabeth Episode 6 – What Cannot be Cured

I’ve just published my latest video on the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth”. In this rather action-packed episode, we saw Thomas Seymour pay the ultimate price for his recklessness and ambition, Elizabeth betray her former lover, the royal council plot against the Lord Protector, John Dudley come to the fore, and Robert Dudley meet an opinionated […]

Becoming Elizabeth Episode 4 – Becoming Mary?

| July 4, 2022

Becoming Elizabeth Episode 4 – Becoming Mary?

This week’s episode of Becoming Elizabeth, Lighten our Darkness, had us thinking that Elizabeth might just be pregnant, saw the end of Queen Catherine Parr, and should, I feel, have been called Becoming Mary. Let me share with you the history behind this week’s episode and my views on how things played out, as we […]

Elizabeth I online event news – Now 8 historians, first talk has gone live today, AND we have a zoom group call later!

| July 1, 2022

Elizabeth I online event news – Now 8 historians, first talk has gone live today, AND we have a zoom group call later!

I’m so excited about my latest online event, “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”. It officially starts in September but I’ve been holding weekly group discussions on the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” – which have been great fun and very enlightening – and today our first historian talk goes live on the […]

My videos on Becoming Elizabeth

| June 23, 2022

My videos on Becoming Elizabeth

I’m currently doing weekly videos on each episode of the Starz series, “Becoming Elizabeth” on my YouTube Channel and posting them over on The Elizabeth Files. The idea was to look at the real history behind the events featured in the episodes, but my episode 2 part 1 video was a bit different. It was […]

Becoming Elizabeth Live Chat – Friday 17 June at 5pm UK/ 10pm New York

| June 16, 2022

Becoming Elizabeth Live Chat – Friday 17 June at 5pm UK/ 10pm New York

There’s nothing like talking Tudor to people who know what you’re on about, whose eyes don’t glaze over and who are as interested in Tudor history as you are – that’s real Tudor fun! That’s why I’m really excited about dissecting episode 1 of the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” with other Tudor history lovers this […]