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Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

Honestly, leave it to a man to decide that, if a woman has done great and wonderful things, it must be because she’s secretly not a woman at all. I came across an old conspiracy theory this week involving my second favorite queen – a tall tale that was originally spread by none other than Bram Stoker.

This latter fact is not too surprising. The man who invented Dracula was likely blessed in the imagination stakes (see what I did there?).

It’s also not shocking that Queen Elizabeth I has attracted such a wild and wonderful theory. Considering she reigned in the sixteenth century – a time when w...

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