Tag Archives: Henry VIII

Marking The Death of Anne Of Cleves

Some may say that Anne of Cleves was one of the luckiest women in history as she was to wed, not bed and escape with her head from Henry VIII. In truth in coming to England Anne was escaping from … Continue reading

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The execution of Thomas More and the story of his head.

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Thomas More. In brief More was a Catholic opposer to the English reformation who  rose to the dizzy heights of Lord Chancellor in Henry VIIIs court. He was a Lawyer, social philosopher … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of the Executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham

Today is the 4735rd Anniversary of the executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham for the crime of high treason for sleeping with the kings wife, that king was Henry VIII and the Queen is Catherine Howard, wife number 5 … Continue reading

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Royal Naval College Greenwich

Sorry that there has been a large gap between posts. Life has become busy in the last few days. Tuesday however was a lovely day, I saw my London adventurer friend @alicemartha and we has a day exploring Greenwich. I … Continue reading

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The V&A’s Royal Exhibition

I unexpectedly found myself with an afternoon free in London today. So I decided to head towards the Victoria and Albert museum. I find Museum spaces and galleries very tranquil places they recharge mental fatigue and excite the geek in … Continue reading

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Eltham Palace & its Hundreds of Years of History.

I will be honest I have wanted to go to Eltham for a long time so when I found myself in Greenwich in January I decided to go the extra few miles buy bus to the palace and finally discover … Continue reading

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Remembering Catherine Howard 5th Queen of Henry VIII

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Henry VIII’s 5th and youngest wife Catherine Howard. She was the cousin of the ill-fated 2nd Queen Anne Boleyn. The noble families were all power hungry and their daughters were used as … Continue reading

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