Margaret Pole's fortunes were a roller coaster of being in and out of royal favour, and unfortunately the final die roll ended with her executed for treason she didn't actually do.
Marie de Guise was the mother of Mary Queen of Scots. She was also Tall, Glamorous, had her own bespoke armour, and lived an AMAZING LIFE.
A deep dive into the complex, strained, and BONKERS collision course between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I.
How a farmer's daughter from Derbyshire become a power player in the cutthroat Tudor court and the wealthiest woman in England.
Lady Margaret Douglas was a ruthless survivor whose ambition and cleverness changed the course of English monarchy forever.
Anne Askew was one of the earliest-known female poets to compose in the English language, the first Englishwoman to demand a divorce, and wound up the only recorded woman to be tortured in the Tower of London, then burned at the stake.
Lucy Hay was the great-great-grandniece of Anne Boleyn, the inspiration for Milady de Winter from The Three Musketeers, and a completely badass lady spy.
Lettice Knollys was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I whose secret marriage caused a rift between the two women that lasted until both of their deaths.
Queen Elizabeth I found a way to command respect as monarch in a time of widespread misogyny by skilfully portraying herself as more goddess than woman.
How circumstance, luck, and fate wound up giving England one of the country's greatest monarchs in the form of an unusually resilient young redheaded woman.