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Theobalds House

A “prodigy-house” called  Theobalds House was built at the heart of a Hertfordshire park-estate in 1564-85, by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, one of Elizabeth I’s most trusted advisers (the queen is known to have visited him here on a number of occasions).  244 more words

London History

Visit to the Walker Art Gallery

Teaching at Edge Hill gave me my first opportunity to take students on a field trip – we went to the Walker Art Gallery, where Elizabeth Newell, a blue badge guide from… 946 more words


Lady Elizabeth Tudor lands herself in trouble

On the 18th of March 1554, Lady Elizabeth Tudor was arrested for her alleged involvement in the Wyatt Rebellion. Though nothing was ever proven, and Bess never gave her support to them as bluntly as others had done, she still came under her sister’s radar. 129 more words

Tudor Dynasty

Women Who #PressForProgress

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the History Department and Society here at the University of Gloucestershire put on an event to celebrate some women who had been influential in society. 420 more words


The romantic allure of Greenwich to many a traveller – to stand at the point where east meets west. But if it’s romance you want, well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 1,392 more words


Elizabeth's Rival - A Book Review

Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. 496 more words


How Much Did Lettice Knollys Resemble Queen Elizabeth I?

It is often said that Lettice Knollys, Robert Dudley’s second wife, bore a remarkable resemblance to her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I. Because Robert Dudley risked his favoured position with Elizabeth when he married Lettice, biographers have sometimes assumed that he felt attracted to Lettice chiefly because she was a younger version of the queen. 317 more words

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