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Bloody Mary: True Stories Behind the Legend

As many of us have probably experienced as kids going to slumber parties, summer camps, afterschool programs, or having older siblings trying to scare you; have more than likely have heard and maybe even brave enough to play Bloody Mary.   827 more words

Folk Legends

The answers from last week and five more questions for this week

Hello – I hope you enjoyed the first posting in our Tudor story.  Before we go on to pose some more questions let’s deal with the answers to last week’s questions first: 402 more words

Catherine of Aragon - queen of England

History might have been very different had the baby boy born on New Year’s Day 1511 survived beyond the first perilous months of infancy. Starkey records that two hundred and seven pounds of gunpowder were used to celebrate the child’s birth. 589 more words

Sixteenth Century

Wyatt’s Rebellion (1554)

On this day in 1554, on Tower Hill, Sir Thomas Wyatt was beheaded and quartered for high treason for his part in “Wyatt’s rebellion”  against the Queen, Mary, and in particular her plan  to marry the Catholic King of Spain, Philip (*). 443 more words

On This Day

Catherine of Aragon - humble and loyal

Each of Henry VIII’s wives chose their own motto and emblem. Anne Boleyn’s motto was ‘Most Happy.” After that Henry’s queens must have chosen their motto with rather a lot of care and not a little dread. 626 more words

Sixteenth Century

Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On 18th March 1496, Queen Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Richmond Palace. The little girl was named Mary and her birth was recorded by Elizabeth in her Psalter. 184 more words