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26 March 1603 – James VI receives news of Elizabeth I’s death and his accession as James I

On this day in history, 26th March 1603, Sir Robert Carey arrived at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland, to inform the…

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The Gunpowder Plot – Remember, Remember the 5th November

Today, in the UK, we commemorate James I’s lucky escape after Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed with rather a lot…

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Baptism of Guy Fawkes – 16 April 1570

It is not known exactly what date Guy Fawkes was born, possibly the 13th April 1570, but he was baptised…

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Robert Catesby

On this day in history, 8th November 1605, Robert Catesby, the man thought to have been responsible for hatching up…

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Mary Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley

On this day in history, the 29th July 1565, Elizabeth I’s nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots, married Henry Stuart, Lord…

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The Funeral of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two-part article commemorating the anniversary of the…

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The Gunpowder Plot

Tonight in gardens and fields all around the UK people will be letting off fireworks, burning effigies of Guy Fawkes…