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Death of Roger Ascham – 30 December 1568

Scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham died on this day in history, 30th December 1568, after being taken ill on…

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21 December 1545 – William Cecil Marries Mildred Cooke

Thanks to Nasim for reminding me of this ‘on this day in history’ on Twitter. Yes, on this day in…

Posted in Elizabeth I's Achievements People The Reign of Elizabeth I Tudor events

Sir Francis Drake Sets Off on his Circumnavigation – 13 December 1577

On this day in history, 13th December 1577,  Sir Francis Drake finally left Plymouth with his fleet of five ships…

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Mary Queen of Scots

Those of you who clicked on The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar yesterday – 8th December – will have read…

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Elizabeth I’s Golden Speech

Apologies for not posting about Elizabeth I’s famous Golden Speech yesterday on its 410th anniversary, yesterday was just one of…