My household has been in disarray. I never before saw so many strange folk about the house and yard. And many carts come and go. 1,104 more words
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Apologies about the gap between posts dear readers, life has somewhat been turned upside down over the last 3 weeks. So much so that I did not see that there was a programme on BBC 2 about the subject of my undergrad dissertation, focusing on the relationship between Mary Queen of Scotts and Elizabeth I. 1,503 more words
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that...
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown. – Elizabeth I http://dlvr.it/JDVGWF
It is common now to associate old and antiquarian books with leather bindings – the cherished patinas and leathery smells, embellished perhaps with armorial motifs or previous owners’ library markings giving a sense of permanence and authenticity. 607 more words
On this day in 1571, Elizabeth I opened the – first – Royal Exchange (see also here).
As Stow put it:
“The Queen’s Majestie attended with her nobility, came from her house at the Strande, called Somerset House, and entered the City by Temple-bar, through Fleet streete, Cheap, and so by the north side of the Burse, to Sir Thomas Gresham’s, where she dined”. 242 more words