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A Colchester mystery

Have you ever visited Colchester Castle? The guide book is very informative about three thousand years of the town’s history, particularly the 1989 revision, which I have. 204 more words

July 6, 1553: Edward VI Dies, Northumberland Tries to Implement His ‘Device for the Succession’

Edward VI was a tragic figure. King at nine, dead at sixteen – and had to execute two uncles in between. He was also staunchly Protestant, and after he fell ill in early 1553 he started to worry that the existing legal structure would pass the throne to his Catholic sister Mary if he died without issue. 749 more words

Interesting Letters And Speeches

The Ability to Love God is a Gift of God - The Collect of Thomas Cranmer for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Thomas Cranmer – Portrait by Gerlach Flicke – 1545

The Ability to Love God is a Gift of God. This is expressed in the Collect of Thomas Cranmer in the… 656 more words

The Myth of Bloody Mary

NOV / DEC 2015: BY CHARITY BISHOP

How much of history can we trust? Asking that question leads to a disquieting silence, because if we begin to question established history, it unravels. 1,184 more words

History

The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory 

Set during the reign of Queen Mary I (Mary Tudor) in the mid-1500’s, The Queen’s Fool by Phillipa Gregory melds history with Mary Tudor and her fool, Hannah Green. 544 more words

Reviewsday Tuesday

On Pictures in Books

“I gazed up at the sky. I was in a tiny boat, on a vast ocean. No wind, no waves, just me floating there. Adrift on the open sea.”

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History

May 25, 1553 – A Triple Wedding

This day in history launched the scheme that would lead to the execution of John Dudley, the man who had clawed his way back up the political ladder after his father’s execution for treason in 1509, who had become Duke of Northumberland and President of Edward VI’s Privy Council, who was the… 666 more words

On This Day

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A little more about Lord Henry Hastings, son of Katherine Pole and later Earl of Huntingdon. 1595 was the year he died, after serving as Lord President of the Council of the North ...