Posted in Household People

Mary Sidney, as foul a lady as the smallpox could make her

Happy anniversary to Mary (née Dudley) and Henry Sidney who got married on this day in Tudor history, 29th March…

Posted in Early Life

10 October 1562 – Elizabeth I Contracted Smallpox

On 10th October 1562, the twenty-nine year-old Elizabeth I was taken ill at Hampton Court Palace, with what was thought…