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The Stuart princess who could have deposed Charles I

Rhiannon Davies speaks to Nadine Akkerman about a beloved – but now widely forgotten – Stuart princess

Published: December 20, 2021 at 12:22 pm
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Elizabeth Stuart was beloved by Protestants and Catholics, English and Scots alike. Many clamoured for her to replace her brother, Charles I, on the throne, and one admirer even commissioned a treasonous painting of her wearing the Tudor crown. Nadine Akkerman speaks to Rhiannon Davies about this fascinating and now largely forgotten figure.


Nadine Akkerman is the author of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Hearts (Oxford University Press, 2021)


Rhiannon DaviesSection editor, BBC History Magazine

Rhiannon Davies is section editor for BBC History Magazine and our Tudor ambassador, writing a fortnightly newsletter in which she shares the latest Tudor news, anniversaries and content with her audience. She also regularly appears on the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast.


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