Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen and widely considered to be Britain’s greatest monarch, is best remembered for her six failed marriages. But she also oversaw a massive expansion of the navy in the second half of her reign. The Tudor sweating sickness was a lethal disease that carried off an estimated 20 per cent of young people in England at one point or another during Elizabeth’s rule. The most famous victims were members of her own court: William Carey died in 1577 after falling ill with it while aboard ship on his return from France; Christopher Hatton died just five years later when he was sent abroad with it; and George Talbot fell victim to it soon after leaving England for good. In addition to these high-profile losses, many others succumbed unnoticed every day throughout Elizabethan times.
What is horse meat?
Horse meat has been consumed since ancient times but following World War II – which saw huge quantities slaughtered by both sides – its popularity declined significantly until 2007 when McDonalds began selling horseburgers across Europe. Horse is commonly eaten in Mexico and Argentina where animals are used mainly for work rather than sport or leisure riding (and where they have no better alternative due to old world diseases). It isn’t eaten much in countries such as India because people there consider horses holy creatures who should never be killed (although eating bison recently caused outrage among Indians too).