Tag Archives: Elizabeth I

A twenty first century shake up of A Midsummers Night Dream

Taken before the show started L Brennan I think regular readers will acknowledge that I am not normally a fan of modern art or traditional art that has been messed with however every rule has an exception (like chocolate grows … Continue reading

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BBC2: Bloody Queens Elizabeth and Mary

Apologies about the gap between posts dear readers, life has somewhat been turned upside down over the last 3 weeks. So much so that I did not see that there was a programme on BBC 2 about the subject of … Continue reading

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God Save Elizabeth II, Long Live the Queen

There is a certain irony in the fact that 3 of the most successful monarchs in British history have been women especially when you consider the lengths to which Henry VIII went to get a male heir.  His second daughter … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2015: Historical Woman if Importance Bess of Hardwick

I have always been drawn to strong women in history, mostly because to have a mention they must have been pretty special. Previous IWD posts have been Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, but this year I though I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I and her People at the National Portrait Gallery

This year has seen so many brilliant exhibitions today I saw a small but perfectly formed on with @alicemartha.    I have to say that I thought I was so lucky to get to see the Mary Queen of Scots … Continue reading

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The V&A’s Royal Exhibition

I unexpectedly found myself with an afternoon free in London today. So I decided to head towards the Victoria and Albert museum. I find Museum spaces and galleries very tranquil places they recharge mental fatigue and excite the geek in … Continue reading

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Remembering Elizabeth I

Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Elizabeth I, 24th March 1603. Elizabeth was the first effective female monarch in her own right. Her step sister Mary I also know as bloody Mary had a bumpy and turbulent reign … Continue reading

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