Guest article by Samantha K. Cohen It is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Of course this was said long after Gloriana left the stage for as everybody knows Cynthia, goddess of the moon adored pearls. Pearls, because of their shimmering beauty, are linked to the moon. They represent purity, virginity, and femininity all of which Elizabeth I put great store in.
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.
Read Part One: Click Here / Listen to Part One: Click Here Read Part Two: Click Here / Listen to Part Two: Click Here Read Part Three: Click Here / Listen to Part Three: Click Here Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England In the early morning hours of the 17th of November 1558 Queen Mary I died. Elizabeth Tudor was now Queen of England. Elizabeth had been sitting outside in the chilly November weather reading a book under an old oak tree when she was approached by [More]
The reign of Elizabeth I (the last Tudor monarch) is often associated with a golden age in English history - The age of Gloriana. Burghley House "Sir William Cecil built his extravagant 'prodigy house' on the Burghley estate, which his father, Richard Cecil, had purchased after it had been seized from Peterborough Abbey on the Dissolution of Monasteries under Henry Vlll. Construction too 32 years, from 1555 to 1587. During this period, Cecil proved an [More]