Category Execution

The answers from last week’s Tudor challenge – and 5 more for you

6. Henry VIII had six wives – and half of them were executed.  This is false.  He did have six wives – but only two were executed.  The sequence I learned at school went – divorced – beheaded – died – divorced – beheaded – survived.  The ladies in question were: Catherine of Aragon who […]

The answers from last week and five more questions for this week

Hello – I hope you enjoyed the first posting in our Tudor story.  Before we go on to pose some more questions let’s deal with the answers to last week’s questions first:  There was a war called ‘The War of the Roses’ during the Tudor era.  This is true: Henry Tudor was a Lancastrian who […]

All for Eleven pounds five shillings

In the middle of March 1899 Caroline Ansell died at Leavesden asylum in Hertfordshire and a post mortem concluded that her death had been caused by Phosphorous poisoning. The Ansell family lived near St Pancras in London. One daughter, Caroline, had been an inmate at Leavesden asylum. Their other daughter, Mary Ann, was employed as […]