Conspiracy Theories, Historical Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

Secret snake discovered in Elizabeth I painting – what was she hiding?

In 2010, scientists investigating a 400-year-old portrait of Queen Elizabeth I made a very curious discovery — a hidden snake in the queen’s hand... The mysterious painting was created in the late 1580s or early 1590s by an unknown artist. In it, Elizabeth I is depicted in a magnificent, jewel-laden gown with a faint smile… Continue reading Secret snake discovered in Elizabeth I painting – what was she hiding?

Book Reviews, Reviews

Book Review – “The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry

The King’s Deception is a Dan Brown-esque conspiracy thriller that centres on one of British history’s most intriguing political conspiracy theories. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD... There are two reasons why I wanted to read The King’s Deception. 1. Because of its parallels with Million Eyes, my own forthcoming conspiracy thriller with historic British conspiracy theories at… Continue reading Book Review – “The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Historical Mysteries

Queen Elizabeth I was actually a man in drag

Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and the last Tudor monarch, is probably England’s most famous and decorated ruler. But one of the wildest royal conspiracy theories in history contends that this famous and decorated ruler was actually a bloke called Neville. In an age of rampant sexism, Queen Elizabeth I was a force to… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth I was actually a man in drag