Elizabeth I – A Guest Post by author Robert Stephen Parry

| July 21, 2014

Elizabeth I – A Guest Post by author Robert Stephen Parry

Thank you Claire for inviting me to your webpage today to say a few words about my most recent publication: Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her. In the UK we have a popular advertising slogan concerning a well-known brand of varnish and which runs something like: “It does exactly what […]

13 July – Happy 486th Birthday John Dee and some Dee Day Celebrations

| July 13, 2013

13 July – Happy 486th Birthday John Dee and some Dee Day Celebrations

On this day in 1527, John Dee, astrologer, mathematician, alchemist, antiquary, spy, philosopher, geographer and adviser to Elizabeth I and various influential statesmen during her reign, was born in London. Dee was the son of Rowland Dee, a gentleman server at the court of Henry VIII, and was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, and […]

The Cambridge Connections

| June 15, 2010

The Cambridge Connections

Back at the beginning of May, I wrote an article entitled “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” where I mentioned the fact that Anne Boleyn asked her chaplain, Matthew Parker, on the 26th April 1536 to ensure that her daughter, the future Elizabeth I, was looked after if anything happened to Anne. This request is important […]