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Cobbett: The Protestant Reformation

A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland
William Cobbett
(TAN Books, 1988)
432 p.

I do not know much about William Cobbett, but based on this book he seems the sort who had a habit of placing his index finger on the sternum of his conversation partners, who made honest but uncomfortable remarks at dinner parties, and who was a nasty thorn in the side of the establishment. 3,991 more words


The marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII

The marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII

On the 9th of October 1514 eighteen year old Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII was married to the fifty two year old King Louis XII of France. 141 more words

Homework (due Wednesday 28th September)

This week’s homework is due in on Wednesday 28th September 2016. Remember if you are stuck, or need help, please ask and I will available to help you on Tuesday lunchtime. 177 more words


Hair today, gone tomorrow

Following our post on Sunday, (https://murreyandblue.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/a-lock-of-a-kings-hair/) you may have heard that there was a lock of hair in Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds, belonging to Edward’s granddaughter Mary “Tudor”, who became Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. 32 more words


Henry VIII is buried where?!

Henry VIII is buried where?!

Portrait of Henry VIII. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

He’s the king who had six wives and tired of them like a child tires of toys, who rid himself (and the world) of anyone who disagreed with him, didn’t like the pope and was fat…. 2,049 more words

Jane Boleyn – Condemner of Queens - Part 1

Jane Parker, who was a distant cousin of King Henry VIII, came from a wealthy, well-connected, politically active and respected family and through an arranged marriage, became the wife of George Boleyn. 1,530 more words


Mary seizes the throne (Henry Machyn, 1553)

Henry Machyn wrote in his diary in 1553:

“The xix day of July was … Mare proclamyd qwene … , sister of the late kyng Edward the vi and daughter unto the nobull Henry  the viii … , and … ther was … song, and … belles ryngyng thrugh London, and bone-fyres, and tabuls in evere strett, and wyne and beer and alle, … and ther was money cast a-way”. 44 more words

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