The Secret Lives of Elizabeth’s Ladies (Guest Post)

The Secret Lives of Elizabeth’s Ladies (Guest Post)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest Post by Sarah Clement If the ladies of the Elizabethan court thought her accession would provide them with rare opportunities to involve themselves politically, they would be disappointed. Whereas, while male courtiers had traditionally found themselves at the centre of political life, it was now the ladies who controlled [...]

Elizabeth, Queen of England (Part Five)

Elizabeth, Queen of England (Part Five)

Missed the previous parts in this series? You can find the previous four articles HERE and the podcasts HERE Become a Patron! 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 Scandalous Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

The Scandalous Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Raised in the home of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Edward de Vere became a ward of Queen Elizabeth I. Edward was born 12 April 1550, at Hedingham Castle, England to John de Vere, 16th earl of Oxford, and Margery Golding. At the age of twelve, Edward's father died and he inherited the titles of Lord Great Chamberlain [...]