The Queen's own section.
How I became the worlds first political cartoonist when I was Queen Elizabeth's personal secretary, actually the first Secretary of State. And quite a good proof that I am who I say I am (er..or that I was who I say I was).
Why was Mary Queen of
Scots really sentenced
to death and secrets of the halberd. Also,
why the Beefeaters needed the beef.
Secrets about the tower of London including how a theft of the crown jewels was thwarted and how to tell a Spanish cannon from other cannons of the 16th century.
All about the Ravens and pigeons at the tower of London as well as
penguins and a big bird in Renaissance England that is now extinct.
Secrets about Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the world.
How my own final scene in the life of the bard almost played out.
Hatfield House Estate (seen in Batman and others) including the garden and maze and where to find a personal 400 year old Renaissance theatre and other rooms. Hidden treasure! Where the famous artist Marcus Gheeraerts painted his only ceiling murals which represents possibly the best undiscovered Renaissance art on earth.The hilarious secret trap which was Queen Elizabeth's 'Ermine Portrait'.
Fire ships! and the Spanish Armada. The French women of Calais and what they did for the Englishmen who saved England and them from marauding Spanish soldiers. Also, the first IED (Improvised Explosive Device) boat bomb which killed over 1000 Spanish.How the English knew a hurricane was on the way five full days before it arrived and how that inspired the English to attack at Gravelines which forced the Armada into the North Atlantic where the hurricane destroyed it.
You can download and take this map with you of London at the time of Shakespeare. Full size at 1.7 meg or half size at 600k. I located a map of Hertfordshire for this site which is where Hatfield House is located but it cost 1,000 pounds. It was strangely familiar and when I saw that William Kip made it I realized that I already paid William for it, in addition to doing some surveying work. I think it was about 20 pounds total. Then I shook my head and remembered what century I was in and that I no longer had the receipt.
There's something about (Bloody) Queen Mary and her paintings.
What about that little ice age?
Was Queen Elizabeth really a virgin or was she actually secretly married?
NOTE:-As an American I did not study English History in high school or college nor have I ever been to England. Until about 2005 I did not even know which queen Queen Elizabeth I was or anything about her. This whole site was written without editing, in a 'stream of consciousness' from my memories of a past life that I fondly recall. But they are memories and our memories are often wrong. Also the memories are very weak, probably like your memories of when you were 3 years old. So these memories are filled with lot's of errors and wishful thinking. Then there are quite a few errors and mistakes.
The bottom line it that it is very hard to recall information from 400 years ago.
Scroll up for all about me. Scroll down for all about the plays:
I quickly answer a question that is very important. Why I didn't take credit for the plays that are attributed to William Shakespeare.
What role did the man named William Shakespeare have to do with the plays and who is this really a picture of?
Solid proof for the first time that the Bard was a woman.
How the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was an actual allegory of the real tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Bothwell. Thirty major parallels listed side by side. Don't miss it for the world.
The perv Falstaff exposed
for the animal he really was,
'The Tempest'. (Best for fans of history AND the Bard.) It was the stage version of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. It's real purpose was to prevent another invasion by humiliating the Spanish and it worked.
How being questioned by Queen Elizabeth ended with her leveraging herself into the position of co-writing the play.
The Merry Wives of Windsor were a bunch of dogs that stood up on their hind legs and talked!
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