What if Queen Elizabeth had been a man? We dive into this bizarre idea in today’s showcase episode, courtesy of Sebastian Major of Our Fake History.
Our Fake History is a podcast that explores myths people think are history and history that might be hidden in myths. At the heart of today’s episode is gender: the idea that maybe Queen Elizabeth was really a man.
Now, is that preposterous? Yeah, probably. Deliciously preposterous. But what’s great about it is what it teaches us along the way: we’ll learn about the struggles Elizabeth faced as a woman, the sexism of her age and the centuries after when this theory was being bandied about.
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Podcast theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant”, “Mystery Sax”, and “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod.
Major, Sebastian. “Was Queen Elizabeth Actually a Man?” Originally aired on Our Fake History. 2015, July 21.
Queen Elizabeth with Beard, from OMGFacts.com