Category Royal Marriage
It was Tuesday 27th October 1939 that Mrs Wallis Simpson, an American socialite, received divorce papers ending her marriage to Ernest Simpson. This was part of a chain of events that changed the course of history in Great Britain. Wallis Simpson was having an affair with King Edward VIII and the relationship made him very […]
On Friday last, 27th January 2017, the people of Peterborough and beyond came to remember the death and buriel of King Henry 8th’s first wife Katharine of Aragon. I saw little of the actual service because a group of us in appropriate costume guided some 360 chidren from St John’s Church to the Cathedral, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
this week offers shergar; conscription; a royal marriage; murder; execution; working wounded; st valentine’s day
A varied collection of stories this week for events in 1554, 1828, 1840, 1859,1916, 1983 and one day every year. Horse theft is followed by consciption and objection; peoples varied celebrations of a Royal marriage is followed by murder for the benefit of health. We also have a story that follows the death of a king. We end this week with jobs for the wounded from the Crimea and end with a kiss – or similar.
It’s Thursday 4th January 1821 and Lord Byron is in Italy at Ravenna and records in his diary: ‘A sudden thought strikes me. Let me begin a Journal once more. The last I kept was in Switzerland, in record of a tour made in the Bernese Alps, which I made to send to my sister […]