Starz has given us a first look at their new period drama Becoming Elizabeth below: #BecomingElizabeth is in production! Meet the cast and get your first look. pic.twitter.com/3b3gVDnZja — Becoming Elizabeth (@BecomingSTARZ) May 11, 2021 Stay tuned for more information on release dates and such!
One of the best-known Queens in history is Queen Elizabeth I of England, without a doubt. Many books have already been written about her and embarking on adding to that collection must be a daunting task. Laura Brennan’s new book doesn’t necessarily long to add to the pile of biographies already written about her and [read more]
Read part three here. The trouble with Mary, Queen of Scots, was not over yet. The Babington Plot of 1586 saw Elizabeth’s spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham beginning to assemble a case against her. Following a letter in which Mary incriminated herself in the plot, she was put on trial. However, putting a sister sovereign to [read more]
Read part two here. One of Elizabeth’s first acts was to appoint Sir William Cecil as her Principal Secretary of State, and they would form a unique partnership over the years. On 23 November 1558, Elizabeth rode into London and moved into the Tower on 28 November. She moved again a week later, to Somerset [read more]
Read part one here. Roger Ascham replaced William Grindal as Elizabeth’s tutor when William died in 1548, and he remained as her full-time tutor for about two years. After this period, he continued to teach her, but it was not on a daily basis. After she became Queen, he wrote of her, “From the age [read more]
On 7 September 1533 at 3 in the afternoon, Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter at Greenwich who would be named Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VIII of England, had broken with Rome in order to annul his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne. He and Catherine had just one surviving [read more]