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Was Arbella Stuart a threat to James I?

Described as ‘a leading contender for the English throne and throughout her life the focus of plot and intrigue’ by her biographer, Sarah Gristwood, Arbella Stuart presented a potential threat to her cousin, James I’s, claim to the English throne. 278 more words


Another thing off ye ole bucket list...

Tonight the youth group where I volunteer held a costume party…which means for the past few days I have been last-minute costume shopping. It has not been easy. 48 more words



“I grieve and dare not show my discontent;

I love, and yet am forced to seem to hate;

I do, yet dare not say I ever meant; 6,522 more words


Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” …

Mitcham was first recorded in 727 as Micham, and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as… 246 more words


76:  Of Lady Moll, and a Dog Collar

I wisht to know why my lady Moll has been troubled of late.  I heared nowt from the common folks who serve me and keep this house for my lord. 1,045 more words

Saint Philip Howard

Philip Earl of Arundel in the Tower – William Barraud

Earl of Arundel and one of the forty English Martyrs, a playboy turned convert, he was condemned to death under Elizabeth I  but was never executed – he died eventually of dysentery after ten years of captivity in the Tower of London. 82 more words


Elizabethan Religious Policy

Queen Elizabeth I (b. 1533, d.1603) was politically religious. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She became Queen of England after the the death of her half-sister, Mary I, in 1558. 215 more words