Tudor History with Claire Ridgway

Becoming Elizabeth - Epsiode 2 - Elizabeth I’s #metoo moment is ruined

July 5, 2022

Trigger alert: Claire discusses the harassment and abuse experienced by Elizabeth I, as featured in the episode.

Historian and author Claire Ridgway is rather cross this week as she talks about a key storyline in this week's "Becoming Elizabeth" episode. Claire says. "I’m so angry, spitting mad actually. I feel that Becoming Elizabeth has taken the #MeToo movement, thrown it on the floor and stamped all over it. This was an opportunity to educate; instead, we’ve ended up with a trashy romance."

Find out exactly what Claire thought of the Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour storyline. Spoiler alert - she didn't think much of it!

Join Claire in her weekly chats and all the goodies on offer with the online event "Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen" by registering at https://claireridgway.com/events/elizabeth-i-the-life-of-gloriana-the-virgin-queen-online-event-7-16-september-2022/

Do make sure you register in time for this week's chat. It takes place on Friday 24th June at 10pm UK/ 5pm New York time.

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