A previously undiscovered manuscript written by Queen Elizabeth the First has been found by a lecturer from the University of East Anglia.
It’s a translation of the Roman historian Tacticus that Dr John-Mark Philo discovered while carrying out research at Lambeth Palace library. He says he was able to work out it was the Queen by comparing the handwriting to letters sent by Elizabeth.
The is the first discovery of its kind for more than a century.
Dr Philo said Tacticus "has always been considered the subversive historian, and was later reviled under Charles I as anti-monarchical". The university say this raises questions about why it would be of interest to Elizabeth.
Dr Philo added that the translation could also be an example of a leisure activity for a queen known to enjoy translation and classical history.