Episode #1 – Was Queen Elizabeth Actually a Man?

Queen Elizabeth I is easily one of England’s most celebrated monarchs. The so-called “virgin queen” has been credited with leading England through a golden age. However, she is also the subject of countless historical myths and conspiracy theories. This week we unpack the scandalous tale that Queen Elizabeth was actually an impostor in drag. Listen and find out how King Henry VIII, Dracula, Catherine the Great’s horse, and an unlucky kid named Neville all figure in the story!

Works Cited

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Christopher Stevens for the Daily Mail. “Is This Proof the Virgin Queen Was an Imposter in Drag? Shocking New Theory about Elizabeth I Unearthed in Historic Manuscripts.” Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 08 June 2013. Web. 09 Aug. 2017.

Plowden, Alison. The Young Elizabeth. Stroud, Glouchestershire: History, 2011. Print.

Stoker, Bram. Famous Imposters. Place of Publication Not Identified: Rareclub Com, 2012. Print.

Weir, Alison. Elizabeth, the Queen. London: Vintage, 2009. Print.