Life for Eleanor Butler will not be improving. We’re back off to Roanoke and life for the local people will not be improving. Spanish Phil is trying to put his armada together, but his happiness levels will not be improving. England is facing a rather large invasion so nobody will really be very happy.
We’ll get Christopher Marlowe settled in as a spook and he can write his first play. Smash hit first go! We can say hi to Walter Raleigh and make a rather poor start to colonisation of America. Then return to the sad story of Eleanor Butler, Countess of Desmond and her man Garrett Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond. It won’t be a cheery little tale. Here’s a picture of Walter Raleigh. Nice earring.
The theatre is going gang busters under Betty’s rule and we have not one but two emerging superstars. Christopher Marlowe, top and young William Shakespeare bottom. These guys will revolutionise English story telling and language. We’ll catch up on France where it is still all going wrong and it’s time to say goodbye to Mary queen of Scots.
Guys like Cecil and Walsingham think that England would be great again if Mary would just stop breathing. They want her dead and we’ll have a look at just how they will go about doing that. It will be a total stitch up.
Betty is getting rather involved in Ireland so I thought we may have a closer look at what’s going on there. It will be the story of Eleanor Butler that will give us that better idea of things. Here’s a picture of her house which now belongs to Andrew Llloyd Webber
Bess of Hardwicke will marry George Talbot then score Mary Queen of Scots as a houseguest. That’s enough to break up any marriage. Francis Drake will become a knight and (for your ears only) we find the first ever real 007.
Francis has a nice new adventure ready to go. Betty will be rather pleased with him.
But she will start to calm down a bit. Not happy with that hussy Lettice Knollys though. Alencon will pop in for a bit of personal wooing. Walsingham has installed a police state in England and our torture team are going professional. And Francis Drake is ready for more adventure.
And we have another mighty hero to meet. We’ll get his back story and then get him started on the road to fame and a rather large fortune. Here he is from the TV series.
It’s all happening – we’re inventing companies and back off to Russia and even further than that. On the down side, Ivan is getting terrible. Just look at him.