Recently I read somewhere that Queen Elizabeth had horrible teeth. The reason her teeth were bad - Sugar! Early on in the Tudor England sugar wasn't as readily available, but during the reign of Elizabeth the importation of sugar from places like the West and East Indies, Morocco and Barbary led the way to the blackening of England nobility's formerly "pearly whites". When I first read about the Queen's teeth I heard that Elizabeth brushed her teeth with honey - yes, you [More]
Guest post by Sarah J. Hodder Many of us are familiar with the concept of ‘sliding doors’, the notion that during our lifetime small moments occur which change the course of our lives in sometimes dramatic ways. These sliding door moments can sometimes be the result of a decision made, but more often than not are a fleeting event that may be so small that it is not even noteworthy. But the consequences can be huge. You just happened to miss the train that you take every [More]
Written by Rebecca Larson Okay, okay, before you start throwing things at your screen hear me out a minute. For centuries, there have been rumors regarding Queen Elizabeth I of England (the Virgin Queen) having illegitimate children. These rumors began as early as 1549, when Elizabeth was just a teenager, during the reign of her brother King Edward VI.