The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Campaigns Against Anonymous Film

| October 25, 2011

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, hometown of William Shakespeare, has today launched a one day protest coinciding with the premier of “Anonymous” at the London Film Festival. The protest consists of:- Taping over nine road signs to blank out Shakespeare’s name – Instead of reading “Welcome to Warwickshire Shakespeare’s County” they read “Welcome to […]

16th October 1555 – The Burnings of Latimer and Ridley

| October 16, 2011

On this day in history, 16th October 1555, Bishops Latimer and Ridley, two of the Oxford Martyrs, were burned at the stake in Oxford during the reign of Queen Mary I. You can read all about this day and also the lives of these men in my article “The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer”. RIP […]

14th October 1586 – Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

| October 14, 2011

On this day in history, 14th October 1586, the trial of Mary Queen of Scots began at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire. You can read all about this in my article “The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots”. Also on this day in history, in 1565, the statesman and poet Sir Thomas Chaloner died – see […]

1st October 1553 – Mary I Crowned Queen

| October 1, 2011

Yes, on the 1st October 1553, England’s first crowned queen regnant, Mary I, was crowned at Westminster Abbey. You can read all about her coronation at “The Coronation of Mary I” – and more about Mary in the following articles The Myth of Bloody Mary” Mary I Facts 25th July 1554 – Mary I Marries […]