Hold onto your hats British historians, we have a new theory on why Elizabeth I never married. It seems she was a he . Yep , a case of … OMG the Princess (Anne Boleyn’s kid) has died of a friggin fever and Henry VIII (the king who beheads on a whim) is on his way for a visit, quick find someone to stand in for her. That was the dilemma facing Elizabeth’s governess, Lady Kat Ashley, and her guardian, Thomas Parry. Poor bastards. In a desperate attempt to save their heads they came up with a plan, find a stand in. Unfortunately they couldn’t find a girl matching Elizabeth’s description or age … but there was Neville, a gawky, angular kid who could pass as a girl. So rather than face the wrath and erratic behaviour of Henry VIII they put the boy in the dead princess’s clothes and prayed the fat old man wouldn’t notice. The plan worked and Neville spent the rest of his life as a Queen. To avoid the whole marriage and heir issue, Elizabeth spent her life starting wars and proclaiming she was married to her country. She disguised her masculine features with heavy make-up, wigs and high neck collars. The Virgin Queen is buried in Westminster Abbey and a simple little test could determine the truth about Elizabeth I .