Imposter queen

One of the more ridiculous historical conspiracy theories was that Queen Elizabeth I was a man. Here's how the theory came about ... Although she ruled England for 44 years between 1558 and 1603 she never married. The Queen refused all offers of matrimony, hence her nickname of the Virgin Queen.

Mental Floss explains: "Her stance led some observers — including Dracula author Bram Stoker — to suspect she may have been a man. Stoker once visited the town of Bisley in the Cotswolds, where a May Day celebration involved a boy dressing as the May Queen in


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