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233. Windsor Castle, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE.

“It has at least five ghosts: King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, King Charles I, King George III and…”

Visit Windsor Castle, WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE  on the Gazetteer of British Ghosts Google Map.


On this day in history...

….11th January

Did you know that on this day in history in 1569 the first state lottery took place in England?

Really! Lots were sold across the country for three years prior to the draw, and it was decreed by Elizabeth I that the proceeds from the sale of the lottery were to go into the state coffers to strengthen the realm and for “other publique good workes”. 52 more words


This Week in London - Queen Elizabeth I's letters; 'used and abused' books; Sir Mark Rylance at Westminster Abbey...

Forty-three letters written by Queen Elizabeth I and her senior advisors concerning the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, have been donated to the British Library. 284 more words


What happened this month in history?

January 4th 1967

High Speed World Record Attempt Ends in Tragedy.

Briton Donald Campbell lost his life doing what he loved best on January 4th 1967. 1,620 more words


Recap of One Page Poetry Circle Poetry and Windows

The One Page Poetry Circle met on December 12 to discuss Poetry and Windows.

Abigail opened the circle with William Allingham’s poem about a pool glimpsed from his window when he was a boy, “Many fine things had I glimpse of,/And said, ‘I shall find them one day.’” 529 more words

My Thoughts on 'Mary Queen of Scots' by Antonia Fraser

Normally when I’m close to finishing a book I have another one waiting in the wings, which I am eager to pick up as soon as I’ve read the final chapter. 1,288 more words

Book Review

Kathryn Parr: Professional Widow

This is the part seven in my series examining the lives of the women in Henry VIII’s life. Click here for previous essays from the series. 2,969 more words