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Articles Tagged 'Queen Elizabeth I'

Boadicea by Thomas Thornycroft

Personality Quiz: Which British Heroine Are You?

British history books are well served with fierce warrior heroines who would think nothing of ripping your face off if you got in their way. And why not? You’re in their way! Get, like, OUT of their way! Assuming you’re in the clear, which of Britain’s most formidable women most closely fits with your personality […]


Dame Helen Mirren To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship

Now that we’re deep into awards season, these sort of lifetime achievement backpats are coming thick and fast, but you’d have to be a curmudgeon of some standing to begrudge Dame Helen Mirren her moment. Especially as she’d more than likely deck you if you tried. So, at the British Academy Film Awards, which take […]

David Bowie

It’s Official: David Bowie Is A Better Dresser Than Elizabeth I

Today, I should like to take the person who invented the concept of polls and kiss them full and heartily on both cheeks. And why? Because their innovation – on a par with the theory of evolution for sheer fight-starting – is responsible for a list, revealed today by BBC History magazine, in which real people from […]

Elizabeth Tudor, Screen Queen

Good Queen Bess. The Virgin Queen. Elizabeth Tudor. Elizabeth Regina. Elizabeth I. No matter what name she goes by, the monarch who reigned over England for 43 years, until her death at age 69 in 1603, was a formidable presence. The actresses portraying her on screen and TV over the years form an impressive club […]

William Shakespeare

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined

If the Kennedy assassination doesn’t interest you, and you’ve got a few extra years on your hands, you might want to look into the debate over who wrote William Shakespeare’s plays. Welcome to the morass. Though the Shakespeare authorship question has been a topic of lively controversy for nearly two centuries now, it’s likely to […]

WATCH: Joely Richardson Shares Regal Role with Legendary Mother

British actress Joely Richardson stars in the new historical thriller Anonymous playing Queen Elizabeth I in a cast that also includes her mother Vanessa Redgrave. The older Redgrave also plays Queen Elizabeth I but in her later years. I sat down with Richardson to discuss the movie, the debate it’s reigniting about who really wrote […]