Tag: Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth’s Rotten Teeth

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…

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Elizabeth’s Ladies

Let’s take a look at the women who surrounded Queen Elizabeth and see what their lives were like. As we know already when you were a Lady-in-Waiting or Maid-of-Honour to the Queen that it meant she was responsible for you and your reputation. One would not dare marry without her consent, or be without virtue.…

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