Historic Talk: Elizabeth 1st by Lesley Smith
Thursday 17 September 2020 19:00 - 20:30
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Entertaining historic presentation by Lesley Smith. Here is a chance to meet Her Majesty, Elizabeth I at her political zenith.
There is no doubt that Gloriana had one of the most profound effects on English and European politics. The Protestant Queen in the cold bed was given a matter of months on the throne by observers of the day believing she could not hope to survive.
Queen Elizabeth, in fact, went on to rule England longer than any other monarch before her. Her passionate belief in the English people and her lack of marital ambition combined with a brilliant mind and outstanding political skills is why she was so hugely successful.
Confounding all. Here is the chance to meet Her Majesty at her political zenith and already an English psyche. This glittering presentation will transport the audience back to the time of Drake, Raleigh and Shakespeare on England's voyage into the Renaissance.
About Lesley Smith
Lesley Smith has been the Curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire since 2000. She is a medical historian holding an M.Phil in Tudor medicine, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and is also a Member of the Society of Medical Writers. In addition to these qualifications, Lesley was awarded an Honorary Masters Degree in 2010 by the university of Derby for "Services to History in the Community", and has 38 academic publications. She is also published in the wider community and had her own page in the local county magazine "Staffordshire Life" for eight years. Lesley has also appeared in over 120 television programmes, some of which have been broadcast to 38 countries. Lesley is also well known for her highly entertaining and informative costumed portrayals of a variety of historical characters, which she gives both at the Castle and across the UK and beyond.
Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts at 7pm.