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Offline EmmyLee

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Elizabeth I Imposter?
« on: June 13, 2013, 03:06:27 PM »
What does everyone think about this? I'm skeptical, especially since they're interviewing Steve Berry in the article. Simply trying to get publicity for his book?

Or do you think there's any truth to this?

"Is This Proof the Virgin Queen Was An Imposter in Drag?"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337774/Is-proof-Virgin-Queen-imposter-drag-Shocking-new-theory-Elizabeth-I-unearthed-historic-manuscripts.html

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Re: Elizabeth I Imposter?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 08:45:37 AM »
What does everyone think about this? I'm skeptical, especially since they're interviewing Steve Berry in the article. Simply trying to get publicity for his book?

Or do you think there's any truth to this?

"Is This Proof the Virgin Queen Was An Imposter in Drag?"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337774/Is-proof-Virgin-Queen-imposter-drag-Shocking-new-theory-Elizabeth-I-unearthed-historic-manuscripts.html

It's hard to give any credence to this given there is no empirical evidence presented whatsoever, and the book Steve Berry has written is fictional, not a theory backed by documentary or other material presented to a reputable historical journal.  And the insertion of Bram Stoker, a writer of fiction himself, is hardly much of a argument for supporting the case that the queen was a man.  But full marks to the Mail for some nice pictures of actresses playing the queen, some of the queen herself (though the Darnley portrait seems to be a modern copy), and some excellent publicity for Steve Berry.