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On This Day In History – May 19th 1536 – Anne Boleyn is Executed

May 19th 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn, who had been arrested and tried for the crimes of incest and treason, was executed at the Tower of London. I’ve been quite open about my Tudor Burnout, however Anne Boleyn was one … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘Gunpowder’ – Too Violent For Some.

I like many others, spent this past weekend watching the highly anticipated BBC drama “Gunpowder”, the story of the infamous 1605 plot to blow up King and Parliament by a group of over-zealous Catholics. It was a programme that I … Continue reading

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An Incorruptible Crown – The Execution of Charles I.

Following the outbreak of war in August 1642, with Charles I raising his standard in Nottingham, England was catapaulted into a civil war that split the country down the middle. In a nutshell, King Charles I believed that he held … Continue reading

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