17th - 21st May 2010 - Visit Tudor England

James I

| September 17, 2010

Find out more about King James VI of Scotland and James I of England in the following articles:- James VI of Scotland and James I of England

Mary Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley

| July 29, 2010

On this day in history, the 29th July 1565, Elizabeth I’s nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots, married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, at Holyrood Palace (the Palace of Holyroodhouse), Edinburgh. Let’s celebrate their union by giving some facts about the happy couple:- The Bride – Mary Queen of Scots Birth: Mary, Queen of Scots, also known […]

James VI of Scotland and James I of England

| April 29, 2010

As I said in yesterday’s post, Elizabeth I’s death brought the House of Tudor’s reign over England to an end. Henry VIII who had been obsessed with carrying on the Tudor line ended up having a son who reigned for 6 years and who never came of age, a daughter who reigned for 5 years […]

The Funeral of Elizabeth I

| April 28, 2010

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth I’s funeral and her resting place in my post “The Death of Elizabeth I” so I won’t repeat it here, but her death was the end of an era, the end of a Golden Age […]

Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

| February 8, 2010

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two part article commemorating the anniversary of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. A Queen’s Conscience On the 29th October, Parliament met to discuss the fate of Mary Queen of Scots. Alison Weir writes of how Parliament “unanimously ratified the commissioners’ […]

Letter to James VI 1603

| August 31, 2009

5th January 1603 My very good Brother Hit pleaseth me not a litel that my true intents without gloses or giles ar by you so gratefully taken for I am nothing of that vile disposition of suche as while thir neighbors house is or likly to be a fire wyl not only not helpe but […]

Letter to James VI of Scotland 1587

| August 31, 2009

February 14, 1587. My dear Brother, I would you knew (though not felt) the extreme dolor that overwhelms my mind, for that miserable accident which (far contrary to my meaning) hath befallen. I have now sent this kinsman of mine,* whom ere now it hath pleased you to favour, to instruct you truly of that […]

Letter to James VI of Scotland 1585

| August 31, 2009

Right deare brother, the strangenes of harde accidens that ar arrived here, of unloked for, or unsuspected, attemps in Skotland, euen by some suche as lately issued out of our lande, constraineth me, as wel for the care we have of your person as of the discharge of our owne honor and consciense, to send […]

Reign – Later Years

| August 19, 2009

June 1579 – Sir Francis Drake declares Elizabeth’s sovereignty over New Albion (California). September 1580 – Sir Francis Drake returns to England triumphantly after his circumnavigation of the globe. 1581 – Fines are imposed for those hearing the Catholic Mass. 4th April 1581 – Sir Francis Drake is knighted. 7th November 1581 – A marriage […]