Category Archives: on this day in history

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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On This Day In History: 30th January 1649

On 30th January 1649, Charles I, King of England was beheaded on a scaffold outside The Banqueting House at Whitehall. He had been condemned to death by Act of Attainder, and his death warrant was signed by 59 individuals. It … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

On this day in history, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the first world war ended. At that moment, the armistice was signed between the allies and Germany in a train carriage in the … Continue reading

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