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Three Lives of Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace is a former Royal residence located 18 km west of London, reachable by train from Waterloo station.

It has a long varied past, with connections to some of the most famous (or infamous) people in English History. 848 more words


‘Bloody Mary’ or just Mary I? | W.U Hstry

The brutal personality of Mary I of England (1553-1558) has countlessly been regurgitated in historiography on the Tudor period. “Bloody Mary” is a name we know a lot more than Mary I, and the associations we link with this cause us to have one limited perspective on her personality as a monarch and the nature of her rule as a whole. 27 more words

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29th April 1559. Elizabethan Settlement.

In April 1570 Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope which placed her in an uncomfortable position vis a vis the Catholics as she came under constant threat. 445 more words


Of well-connected Archbishops

Before the English Reformation, Archbishops were often related to the King, a spare brother from a branch of the Royal family. There were commoners, increasingly so as the years went on. 170 more words

Richard III

THE HERETIC HEIR by G Lawrence @TudorTweep #Tudor #BookReview #HistFic #WeekendBlogHop

The Heretic Heir by G. Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Heretic Heir is a work of Historical Fiction about the life of Queen Elizabeth I as she endured life as a royal half sister to Queen Mary I. 255 more words


I sentence you to death by acquittal?

Arthur Waite, Viscount Lisle was released from the Tower of London in March 1542, having been held on suspicion of high treason for two years. … 136 more words

The Queen's Fool--Philippa Gregory

I’ve read a couple of these books, but it’s been a long time. Fortunately, this isn’t a series in that there are continuing characters so I can pick up where I left off. 384 more words

Historical Fiction