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January 15: The Coronation of Elizabeth I

Today, on January 15, in 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey in London. To commemorate the event, History Today has re-published an… 306 more words

The House Of Tudor

January 7: The Death of Katherine of Aragon

On this day, January 7, in 1536, Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire. Her body was buried in the nearby Peterborough Castle with all the honors accorded to a Dowager Princess of Wales, as the widow of long-dead Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, and, markedly, not as a queen consort. 1,015 more words

The House Of Tudor

Mary, Bloody Mary

Greetings to all who have happened upon this, my first post. I have started blogging because I thought that it would help me to practice my writing and get it out into the world–“publicity”. 323 more words


Spain, England and the Spanish Armada

                                                                                                            This week we will continue to examine Spain. We will see  the beginning of the decline of Spain when the Spanish met their defeat when the English defeat their Spanish Armada.                                                                                                                                   226 more words

Monarchs Of Europe

Queen Anne, Princess Elizabeth & A Difficult Question

I return from Mass this Sunday with a sense of gladness that I have not known for sometime. Nine days ago the Lord in his mercy finally freed England from suspicion and dishonesty by taking Katherine, Princess Dowager of Wales to his keeping. 1,474 more words

Anne Boleyn

Mary I and Elizabeth I: The first children of divorce

Note: I know couples have been separating and divorcing in one way or another across cultures since the beginning of time. However, in the public Royal life in the Western world, these unfortunate Tudor kiddies were the first children of divorce that lived in the public eye. 764 more words


The sinister secret of the Cornhill, Ipswich

This is about to undergo a little refurbishment. The first picture shows the eastern approach to the Cornhill, where heresy executions took place during the sixteenth century, whilst the others are from the monument in Christchurch Park. 13 more words