bram stoker

Was Queen Elizabeth I Really a Man?

Known as the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I expanded the empire, fought off rebellions and invasions, encouraged literacy and the arts and was much loved by her people. Yet, she never did the one thing expected of all monarchs, her most profound duty: to marry and produce an heir. Perhaps there was an undisclosed reason. Did she wear a neck ruff to hide an adam’s apple; heavy makeup to hide a five o’clock shadow? There have been many who believed so, foremost among them, Bram Stoker of Dracula fame. In 1910, Stoker published a non-fiction book called Famous Imposters, in which he recounted...

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