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On This Day in History - 15 January

Event- Coronation of Elizabeth I

Year- 1559

Location- Westminster Abbey, London

On this day, 15th January 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.   213 more words


A Cold but Glorious January Day

950 years ago, Westminster Abbey was at the centre of events that would change England forever. New Year’s Day, 1066, and Westminster Abbey was newly consecrated but within days there would be a royal funeral followed by the coronation of Harold. 319 more words

1066 Harold's Way

January 14: The Wedding of Richard II & Anne of Bohemia

On this day, January 14, in 1382, Richard II, King of England and his first wife, Anne of Bohemia, were married at Westminster Abbey in London. 542 more words

Richard II

London: Days 6 & 7

I have officially been in Merry ol’ London for one week! I’m pretty sure that the only people who call it Merry ol’ London are the ignorant Americans, but since I am entirely shameless on this trip and readily willing to admit that I am, in fact, an ignorant American, I will continue to call this fine city as such. 1,824 more words

Roger Mortimer (1287-1330)

20th Great-Grandfather

Roger Mortimer was an English nobleman and a powerful March lord who had gained many estates in the Welsh Marches and Ireland after an advantageous marriage to the wealthy heiress Joan de Geneville, the 2nd Baroness Geneville. 2,017 more words

Today in London Town

Two posts in one day? Excessive, I know, but today we did some super touristy things around London, and I got some cool pics that I want to share (also just super excited about the really nice camera that I got as a Christmas gift, so I was super excited to use it). 60 more words

Into The Dark

Behind Westminster Abbey is an old school. You can enter it through a courtyard, for free, and explore parts of the abbey that aren’t actually inside.