60 second history – Elizabeth I

| April 6, 2017

60 second history – Elizabeth I

It’s the turn of Good Queen Bess, Gloriana and the Virgin Queen to get my 60-second history treatment! How on earth do you condense the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I into 60 seconds? With difficulty, I can tell you! But hopefully, it will make people want to know more about her. As I’ve […]

24 March 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond

| March 24, 2017

24 March 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond

On this day in history, 24th March 1603, the sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace. She had ruled for over 44 years. Here is an excerpt from my book Illustrated Kings and Queens of England on Elizabeth I: Elizabeth I was born on 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter […]

15 January 1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned

| January 15, 2017

On this day in history, 15th January 1559, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle, at Westminster Abbey. Diarist Henry Machyn recorded: “The xv day was the crounasyon [coronation] of quen Elsabeth at Westmynster abbay, and theyr all the trumpettes, and knyghtes, and […]

January 2016 Tudor Life magazine is out now

| December 31, 2015

January 2016 Tudor Life magazine is out now

The January 2016 edition of Tudor Life, the magazine of the Tudor Society, is out now! You can enjoy a taster/teaser over at the Tudor Society website – click here. It’s a special Elizabeth I edition – 40 of its 80 pages are devoted to the Virgin Queen, and its Elizabeth I themed articles include: […]

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

| December 11, 2015

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

A big welcome to historian Elizabeth Norton who joins us today for a guest post on the subject of her latest book The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor. Over to Elizabeth… June 1547. The court of Edward VI was stunned by the news that the queen dowager – Catherine Parr – had married the boy king’s […]

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

| December 1, 2015

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

On the second stop of the book tour for Tudor Places of Great Britain I’m over at QueenAnneBoleyn.com sharing an article about the ruins of Kenilworth Castle and why this castle has a big place in my heart. I hope you enjoy it. There’s also another chance to win a copy of my book, so […]

Catherine Carey book tour – The tumultous friendship of Francis Knollys and Elizabeth I after Catherine’s death

| November 17, 2015

Catherine Carey book tour – The tumultous friendship of Francis Knollys and Elizabeth I after Catherine’s death

Please do support Adrienne Dillard, author of the historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and new book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell on her book tour this week. She’s visiting some great history blogs with some excellent articles and a book giveaway at each stop. Today, she is over at TudorTimes, discussing […]

17 November 1558 – The death of Queen Mary I and the accession of Queen Elizabeth I

| November 17, 2015

17 November 1558 – The death of Queen Mary I and the accession of Queen Elizabeth I

On 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died at St James’s Palace, London. She was just forty-two years of age and had reigned for only five years and four months. She passed the throne on to her half-sister, Elizabeth, the twenty-five year-old daughter of […]