Was It He Or She?

Sunday and continuing with a history thing…..

I do like me some history….I consume all that I can…I even have started “auditing” some classes in university…..and the TV has a good source some times but we are getting way too much bullshit that they try to sell as history….

Like the other day I was watching one of those “conspiracy” shows……you know the ones….they offer “evidence” that what we have been taught is all wrong…..well I saw a part that I had heard before but had dismissed……

Was the “Virgin Queen”, Elizabeth I, really a man in drag?

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 king, Henry VIII, was due at any hour. He was travelling from London, in great discomfort — for the 52-year-old monarch was grossly overweight and crippled by festering sores — to visit his daughter, Elizabeth.

The young princess had been sent there that summer from the capital to avoid an outbreak of plague. But she had fallen sick with a fever and, after weeks of bleeding, leeches and vomiting, her body was too weak to keep fighting. The night before the king’s arrival, his favourite daughter, the only child of his marriage to Anne Boleyn, had been dangerously ill. In the morning, Elizabeth lay dead.


Any scholars or mere mortals that can inform my readers of the validity of this….is it BS or could there be some truth hidden there?

Surely I am not the only person to have heard/read this stuff.

I do love my history!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Was It He Or She?

  1. Of course, I am no expert, but this sounds more to me like a guy trying to hype a new book.

    Contemporary accounts of Elizabeth mention love affairs with the Earl of Essex, and of her long-term relationship with Robert Dudley. It should also be remembered that a Queen at that time had servants to do everything, from washing her body, to wiping her intimate parts after she used a toilet or pot.
    Over her lifespan, long by standards of the day, this would have involved intimate contact with dozens of lowly servants. Keeping such a ‘transgender’ secret would have been impossible, in my opinion.

    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I would offer the following — When Queen Elizabeth I gave her rousing speech before the Battle of Tilbury she was famously reported to have said: ‘I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.’ This wasn’t Queen Elizabeth I coming out as a transgender man — rather, she was using the tools at her disposal to inspire confidence from a population mistrustful of women with power. To suggest that such extraordinary women were, in some metaphysical sense, ‘male’ is postmodern drivel obscuring age-old sexism. Let us stop trying to send the plague of transgenderism into History because to do so is both bizarre and disrespectful of the entities thus described or supposed to be.

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