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Elizabeth I in pop culture

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News to Make an Elizabethan Fangirl’s Whovian Hearts Beat Wildly

As many of you who follow this blog or my Twitter feed know, I not only have a deep love for all things Elizabethan, but I’m also deeply attached to the BBC’s Doctor Who (thank you, PBS in the US for showing reruns of Fourth Doctor episodes in my youth!). If you have been following … Continue reading

Did Elizabeth have more than just “the heart and stomach of a king”? Part III, or “The Danger of (Only) Supposing in Non-Fiction”

By 1909, Bram Stoker was twelve years removed from the publication of Dracula. In the time in-between, he wrote numerous fictional and non-fiction works. Both of these genres influenced his writing of Famous Imposters, a fact he readily admitted in his preface: The author…whose largest experience has lain the field of fiction, has aimed at … Continue reading

Did Elizabeth Have More than Just “the Heart and Stomach of a King”? Part I

Well, my hand has finally been forced. When I first began this blog, I wrote a post about one day addressing all of the myths that surrounded Elizabeth I. Particularly, I promised that I would cover the rumor that she was really a man. I promised and promised that I would get around to it, … Continue reading

12 Days of Tudor Reviews: “1602”

Happy holiday season, one and all! I love this time of year, as I share in Hanukkah and Christmas festivities with friends and family alike. So, with you (my reading audience) I would like to share my much-belated contributions to the Tudor Reading Challenge, issued at the beginning of January 2012 by The Musings of … Continue reading

Elizabeth I – Virgin by Jinx

For those with a love of Tudor history and and a passion for Harry Potter, it is fairly common knowledge that Anne Boleyn’s portrait can be found within the walls of Hogwarts. Obviously, Anne’s placement is a nod to accusations of witchcraft, a cheeky wink to the past. Serious fans of the books, however, point … Continue reading

What Can Google Suggest Tell Us About How People View Elizabeth I?

Yesterday on The Creation of Anne Boleyn Facebook site, I wrote a note on what Google Suggest could tell us about searches on Anne Boleyn. The results were interesting to say the least – I was particularly amused to find that a common search item beginning with “Henry VIII was” ended in “capable of flight.” … Continue reading

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