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The Secret Lives of Elizabethans

The reign of Elizabeth I was a time of divisive political intrigues, foreign perils and power struggles among strong willed and contentious individuals. Those involved, like all of us today, sometimes made decisions and took actions for highly personal reasons that most history books never discuss.


It is these highly personal relationships and the secrets behind them that I focus on in this blog. Without the darker and personal truths - the intrigues, spies, affairs, bastards, treacheries, betrayals, murders, and the daily violence - Elizabethans become one dimensional paragons of boring virtue.


Not to mention that the best parts of the story would be missing. Read on!


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“Merry old England” contained mysteries and secrets more complex, dangerous and beautiful than we’ve been led to believe. 

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