*contains affiliate links* *Review copy* Sarah-Beth Watkins has written a number of biographies on well-known Tudors, and the latest on Robert Devereux follows her tried and tested format yet introduces a man not as well known as some of Queen Elizabeth I’s other favourites. Robert Devereux was the stepson of Elizabeth I’s favourite Robert Dudley, [read more]
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]