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The Death of Mary I & the Accession of Elizabeth I

Finally, we get back to some history! The last few weeks have been a little heavy on William, Kate and Harry, I know, but I’ve decided to treat it as a balancing act for August when news was sparse and there was plenty of time for back-to-back historical posts. 1,290 more words

The House Of Tudor

“All London did eat and drink and made merry” (Henry Machyn, 1558)

On this day in 1558, Henry Machyn (see also March 17th posting, entitled “Life and death in Tudor London”) wrote in his diary:

“Between 11 and 12 a’forenoon, the lady Elizabeth was proclaimed queen Elizabeth, queen of England, France and Ireland, and defender of the faith, by divers heralds of arms and trumpeters, … dukes, lords  … and the lord mayor and the aldermen, and divers other[s].  45 more words

On This Day

New Books, New Shelves!

We’re now 66, without my Ardens, and probably need to announce an extension to the library … 270 more words

William Shakespeare

Review: Summer's Last Will and Testament by Thomas Nashe


Saturday 30 September saw a unique staging of Thomas Nashe’s only extant whole-authored play, Summer’s Last Will and Testament, in the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace in Croydon, where it was first performed in the early autumn of 1592. 1,340 more words

Books And Literature

The Grundisburgh martyr

Today in 1558, Alice Driver and Alexander Gooch were burned on the Cornhill in Ipswich. Her trial record, particularly her testimony, shows that Alice Driver freely admitted not sharing certain Roman Catholic beliefs and this was sufficient to convict her. 89 more words


Spanish Armada DBQ

Today we will continue an examination of the Spanish Armada with the completion of a Spanish Armada DBQ(Data-based Question) The worksheet contains both primary and secondary sources which you will use to complete the worksheet. 213 more words

Monarchs Of Europe

Queen Henrietta Maria returns from exile (Samuel Pepys, 1660)

On this day in 1660, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary:

“So to White Hall, where when I came I saw the boats going very thick to Lambeth, and all the stairs to be full of people.  400 more words