Elizabeth I: Just Ruler or Just Lucky? (Guest Post)

Guest article by Heidi Malagisi When one thinks of a good ruler, there are some examples throughout history which we turn to like Winston Churchill, Alexander the Great, and Nelson Mandela to name a few. One of the most influential rulers of all time, however, was not a man but a woman; Queen Elizabeth I … [More]

Elizabeth, Queen of England (Part Four)

Become a Patron! 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 … [More]

What Grammar School Taught Shakespeare About Being a Theater Icon (Guest Post)

Quest post by Cassidy Cash William Shakespeare attended school at King Edward VI’s Grammar School in Stratford Upon Avon from the age of 7 until the age of 14. The typical rendition of Shakespeare’s time in Stratford focuses on the fact that Shakespeare studied Latin and Greek. What they fail to mention is that many … [More]

Could This Really Be Mary Howard?

While searching for Google for the Holbein sketch of Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset yesterday, I came across this miniature that is by the same artist. The question remains…is this TRULY Mary Howard? Let’s compare it to the portraits of her parents and see if there is any resemblance. It’s always hard to … [More]