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22nd August 1545 - Charles Brandon Dies

On the 22nd August 1545 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at Guildford, Surrey. He was one of Henry VIII’s closest friends and, at one point, the husband of Mary Tudor, the King’s sister. 157 more words


History in Nursery Rhymes: Religious & Civil Strife in Verse

Nursery rhymes have been long used as a means of entertaining children. However, many poems we now consider “nursery rhymes” were originally recited by adults with satirical intent, many poked fun at prominent figures and events of the day. 914 more words

History In The Media

Maybe I'm a stickler for detail... but even the moose stopped in their tracks!

I am still reeling from what I heard on a Poetry Magazine podcast this morning. I just fired a letter off to the editors, and will follow up this post here with their reply, if I get one. 422 more words



Lady Jane Grey & the ‘Devise for the Succession’.

Some historical figures owe their place in the history books to the ambitions of others, and it seldom worked out well for them. 392 more words


Book Review Challenger Review from Noelle

Today our book review from the recent Book Review Challenge series if from Noelle.

She chose to review “Kings and Queens” by Terry Tyler.

Terry Tyler’s book, … 394 more words