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24 June 1519 – Lucrezia Borgia dies

On 24 June 1519, Lucrezia Borgia passed away after a difficult pregnancy. She had given birth to a daughter, Isabella, on 14 June who had been so weak that Lucrezia’s husband had almost immediately had the child christened. Immediately following … Continue reading

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21 June 1527 – The Death of Niccolò Machiavelli

On June 21, late in the evening, Niccolò Machiavelli passed away after suffering with severe abdominal pain brought on by what his son believed was an overdose of a homemade remedy. Just two weeks previously he had been riding about, vigerously … Continue reading

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On This Day – 17 December 1619: The Birth of Prince Rupert of the Rhine

On this day in history, 17 December 1619, Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born to Frederick V and his wife Elizabeth Stuart, known to history as the Winter Queen. He was thus the nephew of King Charles I of … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: 13th February 1542

Picture source http://tudorhistory.org/howard/gallery.html I have written extensively on Katherine Howard in my “Inspirations from History” series, so please do feel free to check that out. On this day in history, 13th February 1542, the young Katherine Howard and Lady Jane … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: 12th February 1554

On this day in history, Lady Jane Grey was executed on Tower Green following the execution of her husband Guildford Dudley. Lady Jane Grey, who personally I believe should be known as Queen Jane I, is famously known as the … Continue reading

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