Biographies, Elizabeth I, Tudor women

Kat Ashley: the Queen’s governess and greatest ally…

Princess Elizabeth began the year of 1536 as a ‘High and mighty Royal Princess’ and ended it as just another royal bastard. Her mother Queen Anne Boleyn was executed for treason and adultery on 19th May 1536 and from that moment her daughter’s world was turned upside down.

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Death, Uncategorized

Strange accidental deaths

Dr Steven Gunn has been trawling 16th Century coroners’ reports from 1551 to 1600 and researching accidental deaths in Tudor England. The results are both interesting and sad.

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food, Life in Tudor times, Tudor cookery, Uncategorized

Genuine Tudor recipes

Mustard eggs:

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Justice, Mary Queen of Scots, Scotland, Stuart women

The life of Mary Stuart: Queen of Scotland

As King James V of Scotland lay on his sick-bed at his Palace in Fife in 1542, his French queen consort was giving birth to their daughter at Linlithgow Palace. James had just suffered a bitter loss to Henry VIII’s troops at the battle of Solway Moss and aged just 30 he was a broken man.

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