Rex Factor header image 1
November 14, 2011 @ 9:15 am

40. Elizabeth I

00:0000:00

After the short and troubled reign of Mary I, Elizabeth came to the throne in 1558 facing numerous challenges: a country deeply divided on religion, threatened by France and Scotland (via Mary Queen of Scots), an awkward relationship with Mary's widower, Philip II of Spain, plus great uncertainty as to who was next in line to rule the country. Elizabeth survived all these challenges, outlasted her rivals and has become one of the most revered monarchs in English history, but is her beloved status deserved or is there more to find than the traditional mythology?

If all the names get a bit confusing, check out our handy who's who guide to the episode: https://rexfactor.wordpress.com/english-monarchs/whos-who/tudors/whos-who-elizabeth-i/

Share | Comments | Embed | Download(Loading)
Loading Downloads
145Episodes

Create your own Podcast

If you've been inspired by Rex Factor and fancy podcasting yourself, sign up with Podbean and get your first month free with this link from Rex Factor!

Follow us on Wordpress

Follow Rex Factor on WordPress.com

Follow us on Twitter

Voluntary Subscription

The podcast is free, but if you would like to contribute then you can make a monthly subscription and join the Rex Factor Privy Council, which will help us improve the podcast and cover our costs. To subscribe, click the link below:

Donate via PayPal

To make a one-off donation via PayPal (or credit card), please click the button below: