Tudor historian, academic, author and television presenter having recently completed a new series on Channel 5 TV based on the three ages of Elizabeth I gave us all an intriguing illustrated talk on Elizabeth Before the Armada and considers Elizabeth from birth, until the great showdown between her forces and those of Catholic Spain, in the summer of 1588.

Exploring her childhood, her courtships, why she didn’t marry, and the plots and conspiracies against her.  Examine the forgotten reality of how very full of danger and crisis her early reign was, and how the success of England’s Gloriana rested on a knife-edge.

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