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8 July 1553 – Mary Declares Herself Queen

On Saturday 8th July 1553 at her home, Kenninghall in Norfolk, Mary Tudor declared herself Queen. She had been informed…

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22 January 1552 – Execution of Edward Seymour

Between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock on the morning of the 22nd January 1552, former Lord Protector of England, Edward…

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22 August 1553 – Execution of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland

On this day in history, 22nd August 1553, John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, was executed on…

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Thomas Seymour’s Execution – 20 March 1549

On this day in history, the 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, husband…

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Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Family Background

Recently, I’ve had a few people asking me about Elizabeth I’s early life, so I decided to do a series…

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Edward VI is Crowned King – 20 February 1547

On the 20th February 1547, just under a month after the death of his father, Henry VIII, nine year old…

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The Execution of Edward Seymour – 22nd January 1552

On this day in history, 22nd January 1552, between 8 and 9am, Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset and former…

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Thomas Seymour Breaks into the King’s Residence

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Thomas Seymour allegedly broke into Edward VI’s residence at Hampton Court Palace….

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Happy Birthday Edward VI – Venus and Saturn in Conjunction

Happy 473rd Birthday, Edward VI! Yes, on this day in 1537 Edward VI was born to Jane Seymour and Henry…

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The Arrest of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector

On this day in history, 11th October 1549, Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of the Realm and…

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William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

I meant to write this article to coincide with the anniversary of William Cecil’s death, the 4th August 1598, so…

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The Execution of Thomas Seymour

On this day in history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour the 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, was beheaded after being…

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Lady Jane Grey Facts

On this day in history, the 12th February 1554, Elizabeth’s cousin (once removed) Lady Jane Grey was executed on Tower…

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Katherine Grey – Heir to Elizabeth by Leanda de Lisle

Today we have a guest post by Leanda de Lisle, historian and author of “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen”,…

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Mary I’s Legacy

Elizabeth I was the third of Henry VIII’s children to reign over England, following in the footsteps of her step-siblings…