Death of Roger Ascham – 30 December 1568

| December 30, 2011

Scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham died on this day in history, 30th December 1568, after being taken ill on the 23rd December probably with malaria. He was buried on the 4th January 1569 on the north side of St Sepulchre without Newgate, London, in the St Stephen’s chapel. Here are some facts about this […]

The Household of Elizabeth Tudor

| February 1, 2011

In a letter to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, in 1549, regarding her governess Kat Ashley’s imprisonment in the Tower of London, Elizabeth famously wrote:- “We are more bound to them that bringeth us up well, than to our parents, for our parents do that which is natural for them, that is bringeth us into […]