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15th October 1537 - Edward VI's Christening

On the 15th October 1537, Prince Edward (future Edward VI) was christened in the Chapel Royal of Hampton Court Palace. He was the son of King Henry VIII and Queen Jane Seymour. 999 more words

Henry VIII

October 15, 1537 - Christening of Edward VI

On this day, the court was still jubilant, with no visible clouds looming.

Edward was christened at a midnight ceremony in Hampton Court’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court.  326 more words

The reopened Mauritshuis Museum

This summer, the refurbished and enlarged Mauritshuis Museum reopened. “Girl with Pearl Earring”, the “Goldfinch”, and many more masterpieces can be visited at “home” again. 738 more words


The Thomas Cromwell Series, I and II by Hilary Mantel, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bringing up the Bodies'

In this post I will be covering two recent reads; the first two of the Thomas Cromwell series; Hillary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the Bodies’. 1,569 more words


12th October 1537 - Edward VI is Born

On the 12th October 1537, Prince Edward (the future Edward VI) was born. It had been a long and tiring labour for his mother, Queen Jane Seymour, but he was born healthy. 170 more words

Henry VIII

October 12, 1537 – Edward VI is Born

The glib title of this post stands in sharp contrast to the prolonged and painful labor that Jane Seymour endured to bring her son into this world. 234 more words

October 9, 1537 – Jane Seymour Goes Into Labor

The news of Jane’s labor pains came a little sooner than anyone expected – she had “taken to her chamber” on September 16, which meant that no one expected the birth to occur until at least October 16 (queens began this period of seclusion about four-six weeks before their estimated due dates). 196 more words