“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.
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
• 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
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