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A Fraud Named Shakespeare

This was actually my Junior Research paper from last year. I haven’t been posting a lot of writing, mainly just poetry so I figured this would be a fun change I actually posted this earlier but I’ve edited it and added a couple of new pieces of information. 2,354 more words


A Fraud Named Shakespeare

By Natalie Krafft

With references of Greek figures and Biblical illusions, one would be lead to believe that William Shakespeare was a playwright with extensive knowledge. 2,309 more words


Saturday Poem: 'Written in Her French Psalter' by Queen Elizabeth I

No crooked leg, no bleared eye,

No part deformed out of kind,

Nor yet so ugly half can be

As is the inward suspicious mind.

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury - Queen Elizabeth I

The intention of Queen Elizabeth I’s speech was to up the morale of her troops in the midst of war.

Queen Elizabeth I repeatedly refers to her troops as her own. 537 more words

Culture And Society

The Apothecaries Painting.

Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada; the Apothecaries painting, sometimes attributed to Nicholas Hilliard. A stylised depiction of key elements of the Armada story: the alarm beacons, Queen Elizabeth at Tilbury, and the sea battle at Gravelines.


Queen Elizabeth I's Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, 1588

“My loving people, We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.

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History And Social Studies

Scent of a Queen

While I was looking for spring wine concoctions in A Queen’s Delight the other day I came across a recipe for “Queen Elizabeths Perfume”: Take eight spoonfuls of Compound water, the weight of two pence in fine powder of Sugar, and boil it on hot Embers and Coals, softly, and half an ounce of sweet Marjoram dried in the Sun, the weight of two pence of the powder of Benjamin… 326 more words