Conspiracy | 1. Was Elizabeth I a man?

HistoryExtra podcast


In her most famous speech, delivered on 9 August 1588, Queen Elizabeth I declared that she had the “heart and stomach of a king”. Was that just rhetoric? Or could England’s iconic Tudor queen actually have been a man masquerading as a woman? In this new episode of Conspiracy, Tudor historian Tracy Borman speaks to Rob Attar about the bizarre ‘Bisley Boy’ conspiracy theory that was popularised by none other than Dracula author Bram Stoker.


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