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1536 – Anne Boleyn arrested

2 May

On this day in 1536, Henry VIII’s second wife and Queen of England, Anne Boleyn is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest and treason.

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1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England

15 January

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin QueenGloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Continue reading “1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England”

Catherine of Aragon

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Modern depictions of Catherine of Aragon seem obsessed with one aspect of her … she was ‘Spanish’. This means that she must have looked stereotypically ‘Spanish’,  dark hair and eyes and olive complexion. It could not be further from the truth …. Continue reading “Catherine of Aragon”

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