Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster

Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster

Guest article written by: Alan Freer  Throughout Elizabeth I’s reign England was in constant danger both from external and internal threats. Spain and France looked north and regarded the country as heretic and a potential enemy to their expanding empires. At home, the supporters of Mary Tudor, the late Queen, looked to another Mary, Mary, [...]

A Rivalry in Letters: Mary and Elizabeth

A Rivalry in Letters: Mary and Elizabeth

Guest article written by: Ryan Hunter Video et taceo. -Elizabeth I’s motto (“I see and keep silent”). Carry this message from me and tell my friends that I died a true woman to my religion, and like a true Scottish woman and a true French woman; but God forgive them that have long desired my [...]

Was Henry Stuart a Pawn?

Was Henry Stuart a Pawn?

When you think of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley a couple of things come to mind - his tumultuous marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots and his scandalous death that made Mary herself the prime suspect. But what do you know about Darnley prior to his marriage to the Queen of Scots? Henry Stuart was born [...]

Dudley’s Last Letter to Queen Elizabeth I

Dudley’s Last Letter to Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth kept the last letter Robert Dudley had written her prior to his death in her bedside treasure box -- the letter was still there when she died over a decade later. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I most humbly beseech your Majesty to pardon your poor old servant to be thus bold in sending [...]