Queen Elizabeth, the one who walked the earth centuries ago, is in the center of a bizarre theory about the British royal family today. This Queen Elizabeth theory is being used to explain some of the inconsistencies on what is known about the woman who was dubbed the “Virgin Queen.” This theory goes back 470 years, during a time when people were hung, disemboweled and decapitated at the whim of King Henry VIII if he felt you crossed him in even the slightest of ways, according the the Daily Mail on June 8, 2013.
King Henry VIII’s favorite daughter, Elizabeth, was sent to the country with a guardian and a large royal entourage of staff to stay out of harm’s way of a sickness taking hold in London, the plague. She was 10-years-old at the time. While in the country, she became gravely ill and died.
Fearing that the King would have those caring for Elizabeth beheaded or hung and disemboweled, a scheme was concocted as the King was due in the country for a visit with his daughter Elizabeth. Kids grow so quick and their looks can change drastically and since the King spent very little time with any of his children, the folks organizing this scheme were hoping this phenomenon would work to their advantage.
Because they feared the King would have all of those caring for the now dead princess would have them killed, they set out to find someone to play the part of the young Elizabeth. There were no girls of her age that fit the bill in the village, but there was a boy, who was close to her age and had the lanky body type that Elizabeth had.
This boy had been a friend of the now dead princess. He was not very willing to play this role, but he did. He was dressed like Elizabeth and presented to the King for the short visit. It worked, the King did not know the difference. This scheme was something put in place to give the folks caring for the now dead princess to flee the country to save their lives, but that time never came. The little boy princess continued to be the princess and went on to be Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen, the theory goes.
She was quoted saying she’d never take a husband and she called herself the Virgin Queen. One of the most valuable aspects of being a Queen is to produce heirs to the royal throne and she made it clear early on as a queen that this was not going to happen. Today folks are saying the theory of Queen Elizabeth being a man would explain all of this.
Was Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen really a man? This is a scheme that could not be carried out today with modern technology putting the royal family’s faces on TV and computers around the world. 470 years ago, few knew what the 10-year-old Elizabeth looked like, so the switch was easy.
American author Steve Berry believes that when Queen Elizabeth said “I have the heart of and stomach of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything,” she was telling the truth. He has spent 18 months researching this theory for his new novel, The Kings Deception.
He has analyzed portraits of this Queen from childhood to adulthood and makes note on how the slender shoulders of the real Elizabeth as a girl seem to be disguised heavily in later portraits, possibly because she had the broad shoulders of a man.
The Daily Mail goes into this theory in much depth and it is interesting what has led many to believe that the Virgin Queen was a man.