Historian and Actress presents Elizabeth I
Lesley Smith has been the Curator at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire since 2000. She is a medical historian holding a M.Phil. in Tudor medicine and is also a Member of the Society of Medical Writers. For eight years she had her own page in the local county magazine ‘Staffordshire Life’.
Lesley has appeared in over 130 televisions 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.
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 monarch before her. Her passionate belief in the English people and her lack of martial ambition combined with a brilliant mind and outstanding political skills is why she was so hugely successful. Confounding all.
Here is a chance to meet Her Majesty at her political zenith and already an icon in the English psyche of the the time.
This glittering presentation will transport the audience back to the time of Drake, Raleigh and Shakespeare on England’s voyage into the Renaissance.
This presentation is not suitable for under 18s.
Please note seating is unreserved. For special requirements, including wheelchair access and seating, please Contact Us or phone us (see bottom of page).
Tickets available for Patrons from 24 January,
for all from 5 February.