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Sir Francis Drake

On 28th January 1596, Sir Francis Drake’s remains and those of his second cousin, Admiral Sir John Hawkins, were buried…

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The Old Myths Regurgitated – The Bisley Boy and More

I wasn’t able to watch the National Geographic Channel’s “Secrets of the Virgin Queen” but many people have contacted me…

Posted in Edward VI People Tudor events

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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In Praise of Queens – Why Women Should Reign over Britannia

Historian and author, Dominic Sandbrook, has written a very interesting article for the UK’s “Daily Mail” entitled Why we should…

Posted in Edward VI Loves and Suitors Thomas Seymour

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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The Coronation of Elizabeth I – 15th January 1559

On this day in history, the 15th January 1559, at 12pm, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen. She was the third…

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7th January 1558 – England Loses Calais

On the 7th June 1557 Mary I’s heralds proclaimed that England was at war with France. The catalyst for this…

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John Donne Portrait Needs Help

You may have noticed my post over at The Anne Boleyn Files about the National Portrait Gallery portrait of Anne…