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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

Today in Mary Queen of Scots History: September 9

Today in Mary Queen of Scots History:  September 9

(above:  Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned)

September 9 is the date that Mary Queen of Scots was crowned Queen of Scotland. 857 more words

George Weidenfeld

tomorrow morning (wednesday 10th), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
george weidenfeld (episode 3 of 5 in the publishing lives series) (repeated from 3rd october 2013) 196 more words

August 27 in history

479 BC Persian forces led by Mardonius were routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.

410 The… 589 more words