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The coronation of Elizabeth I (1559)

On this day in 1559 (*), Elizabeth was crowned queen in Westminster Abbey in London (see also November 17th posting).  Her coronation procession, which saw her borne amid the throng on a golden litter, paused on its way for the staging of five pageants in her honour.   260 more words

On This Day

Quote of the Week: 15 January 2018

Germaine Greer:  Shakespeare (Past Masters series) (Oxford University Press:  Oxford, 1986)

I wonder if there was a time when, at least as an adult, the name Germaine Greer was unknown to me.   574 more words

William Shakespeare

The Horrifying History of Hair Dye

Hair dye is by no means a new invention. In fact since early recorded history, people (particularly women) have been transforming their locks, just not in a way we – o… 1,242 more words


Letter from Katherine of Aragon to her Daughter Mary – 1534

For some time, Mary, eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, had been separated from her mother Katherine of Aragon and was forbidden to have any contact with her on the orders of her father. 900 more words

Medieval History

This Week in London - Queen Elizabeth I's letters; 'used and abused' books; Sir Mark Rylance at Westminster Abbey...

Forty-three letters written by Queen Elizabeth I and her senior advisors concerning the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, have been donated to the British Library. 284 more words


Interesting Tudor Links

Ok – time to add to the blog organisation. Thought I would make Wednesday the day I share great links that I have found that are not necessarily related to what I’m writing: just stuff I like. 464 more words

Maria de Salinas, the Loyal Lady Willoughby

Maria de Salinas was lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, and one of her closest confidantes. Although we know little of her origins, she was the daughter of Juan de Salinas, secretary to Katherine’s eldest sister, Isabella, and Josepha Gonzales de Salas. 1,816 more words

English History