Was Elizabeth 1st the mother of Henry Wriothesley? Part 2

Was Elizabeth 1st the mother o...

Welcome to the second presentation looking at the issue of whether or not Elizabeth 1st. was the mother of Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton Analysis of the poem and the cartouche in the Pregnancy Portrait points strongly in that direction, and in this video I am going to look into the arguments for and [&helli....

Was Elizabeth 1st the Mother o...

Thank you very much for joining me on my 4th presentation. Do have a look at the previous ones as this one follows on naturally from them. The topic of whether or not Elizabeth bore any children at all is extremely contentious, even before considering any possible identity. Opinions seem to be polarised with no [&helli....
Elizabeth 1, Nonsuch Palace and Diana Part 2

Elizabeth 1, Nonsuch Palace an...

Many of you will have watched my presentation on the portrait of Queen Elizabeth which hangs in Hampton Court Palace. I will start with a brief summary to remind you of some of the important points. The artist was Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger who also painted the Rainbow portrait, both around 1600. The subject is [&he....
Elizabeth 1 and Nonsuch Palace – Part 1

Elizabeth 1 and Nonsuch Palace...

  The Privy garden On the eastern side of the building were the kitchens, built alongside the main structure. The palace was set in the Privy garden which wrapped around it on three sides. This in turn had a 14ft brick wall, enclosing the space. The gardens were set out in an Italianate manner probably […]....
Was Queen Elizabeth’s 1571 Gift to Oxford Given to the Earl of Southampton?

Was Queen Elizabeth’s 1571 G...

At 21 years of age Edward de Vere was victorious in the Accession Day Tilts on 17 November 1571. Instituted as an annual celebration of the date on which Elizabeth came to the throne, the Accession Day tilts or tournaments consisted of the medieval-style jousting of knights in armour, the “knights” being her courti....

Coming of Age: Five Milestones...

In the year 1571, Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, achieved his majority, having reached 21 years of age. Ranking high among the peers because of his ancestry, he assumed the hereditary role of Lord High Chamberlain to the Queen. He had already seen some involvement with the military under the Earl of Sussex during [&he....