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An Unconventional Elizabethan New Year’s Gift: Mary Radcliffe’s Journey to the Queen’s Favour

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In 1561, Elizabeth I received a rather unusual New Year's gift. It wasn't the normal gilt plate, it wasn't even jewellery or a piece of clothing, it was a girl...

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