Time Pieces History: S1, E5: Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I is arguably one of the most famous and royals – she’s certainly one of the most recognisable! In this episode, I give five facts about Elizabeth I you might not know.


What You’ll HearQueen Elizabeth I, in a large white ruff

  • 0:56: How she honoured her mother, Anne Boleyn
  • 1:34: Elizabeth I was well educated
  • 2:12: Was Elizabeth really a man?
  • 3:10: The two Marys Elizabeth had to beat
  • 4:34: The lethal Elizabethan beauty fads


Prefer to read? Click here for the transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog from my history project about the powder puff, which referred to Queen Elizabeth and her white lead facepaint.


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