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  • Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag?

    06/10/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies ^ | 8 June 2013 | Christopher Stevens
    The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history? If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie. And according to a controversial new book, the lie began on an autumn morning 470 years ago, when panic swept through a little group of courtiers in a manor house in the Cotswold village of Bisley in Gloucestershire.The...
  • Tapestry Reveals Tudor Country Idyll

    06/04/2007 6:23:52 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 436+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-5-2007 | Nigel Reynolds
    Tapestry reveals Tudor country idyll By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent Last Updated: 2:02am BST 05/06/2007 One of the greatest tapestries made in Elizabethan England has been rediscovered in America after it disappeared almost a century ago following a blunder by a prominent British art historian. The tapestry represents an idyll of sixteenth century country life The giant hanging, measuring 15 ft by 6ft and made in the 1580s, with an idealised image of country life shows that wealthy Tudors had much the same aspirations to own a beautiful part of the countryside as their counterparts today. A fantasy palace -...