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February 13th

On February 13th, 1542, Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. Catherine was King Henry VIII of England’s fifth wife.

Henry famously had 6 wives and many children in his attempts to create a male heir. 218 more words

On This Day

Lady Jane Grey, the 9-Days Queen

ICYMI, England once had a queen for only nine days in the summer of 1553. Slipped between Edward VI and Mary I, Jane’s brief reign speaks to the gender, religious and dynastic issues the Tudors faced from the last years of… 3,907 more words

The House Of Tudor

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

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. 1,021 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