Archives for: October 2007, 29

10/29/07

Too Much Elizabeth?

You have got to be kidding! Personally I adore Her Majesty Elizabeth I ...however according to a BBC news item some of us may be suffering from Elizabeth fatigue or Tudor burn-out. Here is a snippet from the article:

Cate Blanchett has donned her red wig for a second time to play Elizabeth I. But do we really need another version of this well-worn tale of virginity and power?

A sweeping view of the Spanish Armada, sumptuous pearls, dashing cloaked lovers and, of course, the flaming red hair. It can only be another dramatisation about Elizabeth I.

The Virgin Queen has been portrayed in books and on stage since her rule in the 16th Century and on film since 1912 with a regularity that outnumbers every other historical ruler.

Surely we know everything there is to know about her. But Hollywood has poured millions into yet another depiction.

Full BBC Article Here

The article further goes on to question, "What is it about this woman who ruled unelected nearly 500 years ago that is so alluring in the 21st Century?"

And my answer to this question is simple. Despite 500 years having passed Elizabeth's personal struggles, and triumphs are still relevant to women around the globe today. This is what makes her story so popular, and in ways inspiring.

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Pastime with Good Company

Pastyme With Good Companye

Welcome to the blog of amateur historians Matthew James Didier and Sue Darroch. Partners in life and in crime, we endeavor to entertain you with snippets from our combined historical research. Past time with good company indeed, as we shall introduce you to Kings and Knaves, Queens and Mistresses, Cons and Heroes, from our collective past......from events well known to those perhaps all but forgotten, we will do our best to bring you interesting historical factoids from around the globe. It is our belief that through understanding our past we will all gain a better perspective on our future.

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