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The Children of Henry VIII

The Children Henry VIII, by Alison Weir

I picked this up as a follow-up to Henry VIII: The King and His Court, also by Weir, for a better understanding of what went into Henry’s succession on the throne. 653 more words

Ten things you may never have known about Lincoln's Inn Fields

  1. It was previously referred to as Ficket’s Fields and Whetstone’s Park and was considered very dangerous because of the high level of robberies
  2. The square may also have been known as Cup and Purse Field…
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Secret snake discovered in Elizabeth I painting – what was she hiding?

In 2010, scientists investigating a 400-year-old portrait of Queen Elizabeth I made a very curious discovery — a hidden snake in the queen’s hand…

The mysterious painting was created in the late 1580s or early 1590s by an unknown artist. 689 more words

Conspiracy Theories

1900: The Magician Entertains the Queen

Henry Gillard Glindoni: John Dee Performing an Experiment before Elizabeth I (c. 1900) (source)

The enigmatic John Dee was one of the most learned men of the Elizabethan period. 485 more words

The Death of Anne Boleyn

If Anne Boleyn is known for one thing it is being one Henry VIII’s beheaded wives. Indeed, the rhyme goes: Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. 1,941 more words

The House Of Tudor


May 19th in history:

King Henry VIII and his relatives made history on May 19th in different years.

On this day in 1499, Catherine of Aragon… 131 more words

Today In History

Episode 19: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the complicated and tragic relationship between the cousins, rivals, and queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I… 66 more words