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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