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In Search of Throckmorton

There was a recent photography tour of the City Of London to search for relevant Throckmorton and Lady Jane Grey heritage sites to support the Heritage Lottery funded installation at St Katharine Cree from June 19 2017. 179 more words


The Phantom Pregnancies of Mary I

Mary I’s brief reign is best remembered for the burning of Protestants, acts which earned her the lasting moniker, “Bloody Mary.” But her five years on the throne were also marked by personal, as well as public, loss. 908 more words

The House Of Tudor


Entrance to the tomb of Henry Vll as seen on the opening of the vault in 1869.  Drawing by George Scarf.  

How did James I come to be interred in Henry Vll’s vault?   461 more words

Henry VII

Book Corner: Queen of Martyrs, the Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

‘God save the Queen! God save our good Queen Mary!’

When these words rang out over England, Mary Tudor thought her troubles were over. She could put her painful past – the loss of her mother and mistreatment at the hands of her father – behind her.

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English History

Between Lavender Scented Sheets

It was Christmas 1556…

…and Princess Elizabeth was in a desperate plight. Her sister was going to marry her off, and push her into exile across the Channel. 73 more words

Day By Day

Skullduggery with an Apple

The Murder of Mary Tudor

There was a recent BBC History article about Mary Tudor, rightly pointing how she pioneered the idea that a queen could rule every bit as well as a king. 494 more words

Day By Day

March 21, 1556 – Execution of Thomas Cranmer

Today is the sad anniversary of the burning of Thomas Cranmer. His execution involved a surprise dramatic twist at the end that sealed him as an important Protestant martyr. 1,365 more words

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