Tags » Queen Elizabeth I

Ride a horse to Banbury Cross

Hey kiddies!  Three more to go! Three more rhymes and then I’m done – at least for a while! Meanwhile enjoy this rhyme!! Oh, and, Have a Happy Fourth of July! 402 more words

Auntie Goose

St Etheldreda (and Ely Palace)

June 23rd –  Today is the Feast of St Etheldreda …

The church of St Etheldreda

The church of St Etheldreda in Ely Place was originally built as a private chapel in Ely Palace (see below), owned by the Bishops of Ely,  in  around 1293, and pressed into service as an Anglican church after the Reformation.  482 more words

Site Is On A Lost City Of London Tour

WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #6: "Meeting" Grace O'Malley, badass Irish pirate lady

Today’s prompt is to write about an interesting person that I have met. I have decided to expand my definition of the word “met” to include not just people I have literally met, but also anyone living or dead whose story I have become aware of and learned about. 642 more words


Why I Love England: A Garden is More Than a Garden

It seems that anyone in England who owns a patch of ground, large or small, is compelled to make it into a thing of beauty or an expression of taste. 455 more words

British Isles

On this day in 1598 - Sir Henry Knyvett died

Sir Henry Knyvett was born in Charlton, Wiltshire in 1539 to Henry Knyvett and his wife Anne. Not much is known about his early life but it is believed he was a soldier like his father. 773 more words

Tudor Chronicles

A trusty holiday

Last week I was away on a much anticipated holiday, and how else would this National Trust employee spend her annual leave than visiting other Trust properties!  919 more words



Queen Elizabeth I,popularly known as the “virgin queen”,ascended to the throne of England in 1558(aged 25yrs) without a husband. The issue was debated in the parliament and amongst Englishmen as to whom she should marry,for a queen should have a king and bear heirs to the kingdom. 403 more words

Long Reads