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Week 64: Gunpowder, Treasons and Plots

Firework displays now being a public event best held on a weekend evening (no school tomorrow) as well as on November 5th itself, it is possible to dodge about in your local area and go to three or four to satisfy your cravings for loud bangs and sparkly lights. 927 more words

Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

by Antonia Fraser

ISBN 0-385-47189-0

“But foreknowledge is not fabrication, even if Salisbury, or perhaps Coke, did embellish the truth with certain vivid details afterwards, such as the celebrated – and infamous – mine which somehow vanished without a trace. 1,277 more words


How Far was Mary I Influenced by the Life and Memory of her Mother, Katherine of Aragon?

The education of Mary I was influenced mainly by her mother and her tutor, Juan Vives. They expected a lot from her – she was not taught only feminine pastimes, but also how to rule a country. 757 more words

Anne Boleyn

First Family of Biographers

© Cheryl Bolen

Those of you who read my blogs know I’m a passionate reader of biographies, especially ones about dead Englishmen and women. Quite by accident a few years ago, I realized many of these biographies I’d read were written by three generations of women in a remarkable British family. 398 more words

Antonia Fraser