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Secret snake discovered in Elizabeth I painting – what was she hiding?

In 2010, scientists investigating a 400-year-old portrait of Queen Elizabeth I made a very curious discovery — a hidden snake in the queen’s hand…

The mysterious painting was created in the late 1580s or early 1590s by an unknown artist. 689 more words

Conspiracy Theories

Episode 19: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the complicated and tragic relationship between the cousins, rivals, and queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I… 66 more words


The Throne and the Mirror: Elizabeth and Shakespeare after Essex's Rebellion — a short play


Queen Elizabeth I
William Shakespeare

The scene is the queen’s privy chamber in the Palace of Whitehall, February 1601. A table is scattered with books and papers; a crown is on the table, and a scepter leans against it. 1,539 more words

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WIP: Opening Day at Arcanum Faire

It is May Day and I am drawing close to putting the third book of the Arcanum Faire trilogy to bed. The action of all three points to one thing: Opening Day for the renaissance faire at Arcanum, Ohio. 747 more words

Josef Matulich

There's something about Mary, Queen of Scots

Even for a 16th century history fan like me, for the longest time I didn’t 100% understand what the deal was with Mary, Queen of Scots. 2,288 more words

Mary, Queen Of Scots

The Life of Elizabeth I

How did you come across the book?

Well, a long time ago I read another book by Alison Weir called ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII…

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"So Worthy My Love" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss ★★★

Durham County, circa mid-1500s.  Lord Maxim Seymour, Marquess of Bradbury, is living in exile after being falsely accused of plotting the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I. 391 more words