Posted in Elizabeth Personality

Elizabeth I and her temper

Elizabeth I was the daughter of two hot-tempered individuals, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, so it is little wonder that…

Posted in Early Life Tudor events

Wyatt dies proclaiming Elizabeth’s innocence

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1554, in the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I, Sir Thomas…

Posted in People

Sir Francis Walsingham – Elizabeth I’s spymaster

Today is the anniversary of the death of Sir Francis Walsingham on 6th April 1590. Walsingham had an amazing career,…

Posted in Tudor Times

Easter Sunday in Tudor times

On Easter Sunday in medieval and Tudor times, the candles that had been kept burning around the Easter sepulchre since…

Posted in Tudor Times

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday and I thought I’d share with you how it is usually commemorated in my nearest town…