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Letter Written by Sir George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury to His Wife, Bess of Hardwick

In 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate her throne to her infant son James. In 1568, after several attempts to regain the throne, Mary chose to flee Scotland and enter England, calling on Queen Elizabeth I for sanctuary and aid. 708 more words

Women's History

Journal Entry No. 4: Director's Cut With Comments (Tudor Scandal)

September 3, 2o13

This past Saturday I got close to one of my obsessions, King Henry VIII. I went to the church where he and his favorite wife, Jane Seymour, were buried. 1,331 more words


The Hampton Court Flower Show 2014; What a trip!

Attending the Hampton Court Flower Show has been on my short list of things to do for a long time. As a designer, I have the perfect excuse, as it is a way of staying on the cutting edge (I’m sure there’s a pun in there somewhere) of garden design. 487 more words

Palaces, Palaces...and did I mention Palaces?


Goodness, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I apologize my friends, my computer has unfortunately been acting up, but I will finish out this European adventure! 1,313 more words

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Travel Theme: Meeting Places - Hampton Court Maze

This is where Mum and I met up again after being lost in the maze during our 2007 holiday.

Posted in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme

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Kildare Post Gardening Column - Hampton Court Flower Show Highlights

As you know I had a fantastic visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show in London. Here is my recent gardening column that I wrote on the show for the Kildare Post. 852 more words


Glorious Hampton Court Flower Show!

I was delighted, this year, to be invited by the RHS to be part of their ‘Invisible Garden’ stand at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. 837 more words

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