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.
Catherine Carey, Lady Knollys was the daughter of Mary Boleyn and William Carey. When Catherine's cousin Queen Mary came to the throne they fled the country for fear they would be persecuted for their Protestant beliefs. This letter was written in 1553 making Elizabeth twenty years old. Elizabeth and Catherine always had a close relationship - is it possible because Elizabeth had a feeling they were sisters instead of cousins? We'll never know for certain. Relieve your sorrow [More]
Missed the previous parts in this series? You can find the previous four articles here: Part ONE, Part TWO, Part THREE, Part FOUR written by Rebecca Larson Elizabeth, Queen of England – Elizabeth’s Ladies By mid-January 1559 Elizabeth had her household set, rightfully so, she was officially crowned Queen of England. Her group of tightly knit ladies were referred to as the 'old flock of Hatfield'. Instead of the Catholic ladies in Queen Mary's household like [More]
Miss Part Two? Click Here to Read: Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England (Part Two) Listen to Part Two Here: Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England (Part Three) The last article in this series on Elizabeth was two weeks ago because of Christmas, and since then my research and writing has been at a minimum. As I discussed on Facebook I've been having a difficult time with this part of her life. The purpose of this series on Elizabeth was not only to share with all of you but [More]
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]
Elizabeth Tudor has always been on the back-burner for me. While I love the fact that she was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn I've never been as interested in her reign as I have been in her father's. My views on Queen Elizabeth of England often make me an outcast in my own community. My believe is that the adult Elizabeth, the Queen of England, was not a very nice person. She shared a lot of the same qualities as her father. Now, before you start [More]