The Secret History of Elizabeth I's Alliance With Islam
Catholic Europe shunned England so the Protestant queen traded with its enemies—and changed her country's culture forever.
10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
On April 4, 1581, a few months after he completed a daring circumnavigation of the globe, the British navigator Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during a ceremony aboard his flagship Go...
Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
'Beware the Ides of March'
People who believe in luck and bad luck -- that is to say, those considered superstitious – may think that some days or events are unlucky. In the United States, Friday the 13 is known as an “unlucky”...
Elizabeth I of England - Elizabeth I - Rose of England
This is another tribute to one of my favourite movies. Don´t sue me, it´s just a very simple one but I love it as I love the song...enjoy... Song: Rose of En...
Elizabeth I of England
Queen Elizabeth delivers speech to her troops in Tilbury before imminent battle in 1588.
Thomas Campion
What if a day - Thomas Campion (1567-1620) Mario Iván Martínez (tenor) y Antonio Corona (laud) Album. Música en la obra y el tiempo de Shakespeare (México, 2...
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC (/ˈbeɪkən/; 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served ...
Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childles...
Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by Eng...
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of hi...
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the wor...
Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser (/ˈspɛnsər/; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He ...
University Wits
The University Wits is a phrase used to name a group of late-16th-century English playwrights and pamphleteers who were educated at the universities (Oxford or Cambridge) and who became popular secula...
Anthony Chute
Anthony Chute (fl. 1590s; died 1595) was an Elizabethan poet and pamphleteer. Very little is known about him.
Chute appears to have been a protégé of Gabriel Harvey. Harvey refers to him in his wo...
The Secret History of Elizabeth I's Alliance With Islam
Catholic Europe shunned England so the Protestant queen traded with its enemies—and changed her country's culture forever.
Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
Thomas Phaer
Thomas Phaer (also spelled Phaire, Fayre, Faer, Phayre, Phayer) (c. 1510 – 12 August 1560) was an English lawyer, pediatrician, and author. He is best known as the author of The Boke of Chyldren...
Thomas Walkington
Thomas Walkington (died 1621) was an English cleric and author.
Walkington was a native of Lincoln. He was educated at Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1596-7 and M.A. in 1600. He was elected...
Barnabe Googe
Barnabe Googe or Goche (11 June 1540 – 7 February 1594) (also spelled Barnaby Goodge) was a poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets.
Barnabe Googe, born 11 June 1540 (St Ba...
George Bancroft (translator)
George Bancroft (died 1573?) was an English clergyman and translator.
He was rector of Grittleton, Wiltshire, and chaplain to William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, in the 1540s. Under Mary I ...
Peter Bowne
Peter Bowne (1575-1624?) was an English physician.Bowne was a native of Bedfordshire and became at the age of fifteen a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in April 1590. He was afterwards elec...
Robert Aldrich (bishop)
Robert Aldrich or Aldridge (died March 1555) was Bishop of Carlisle in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary.Richard Aldrich was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, and educated at Eton and Cambr...
William Cornysh
William Cornysh the Younger (also spelled Cornyshe or Cornish) (1465 – October 1523) was an English composer, dramatist, actor, and poet.
In his only surviving poem, which was written in Fle...
Thomas Hudson (poet)
Thomas Hudson, (died in or before 1605) was a musician and poet from the north of England present at the Scottish court of King James VI at the end of the 16th century. Both he and his brother Robert ...
Thomas Kyd
Thomas Kyd (baptised 6 November 1558; buried 15 August 1594) was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama...
Robert Burrant
Robert Burrant (fl. 1553) was an English translator. He authored works such as an edition of Sir David Lindsay's Tragical Death of Dauid Beatõ[n], Bishoppe of sainct Andrewes in Scotland: whereunto is...
William Latymer
William Latymer or Latimer (1499–1583) was an English evangelical clergyman, Dean of Peterborough from 1560. He was chaplain to Anne Boleyn, and is best known for his biography of her, the Chronickill...
William Baldwin (author)
William Baldwin (fl. 1547) was an English author.
From the West Country, England, Baldwin studied logic and philosophy at Oxford. On leaving Oxford, he became a corrector of the press to the print...
Robert Copland
Robert Copland (fl. 1515), English printer and author, is said to have been a servant of William Caxton, and certainly worked for Wynkyn de Worde. The first book to which his name is affixed as a prin...