Tag Archives: Stuart

BBC2: Bloody Queens Elizabeth and Mary

Apologies about the gap between posts dear readers, life has somewhat been turned upside down over the last 3 weeks. So much so that I did not see that there was a programme on BBC 2 about the subject of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Arabella Stuart 1615

   Today is a sad day in Stuart and 17th Century history as it marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Arabella Stuart in the Tower of London. Hers is a sad story of heartache and abandonment. Her story … Continue reading

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On this day 1666: The Start of The Great Fire of London

Today in 1666, the great fire of London started in an east end bakery of one Thomas Farrier on Pudding Lane causing devastation and destruction to the English Capital. The blaze burnt for 3 days and totally destroyed the medieval … Continue reading

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29th May 1660; The Day Charles II Re-entered London

I do love Serendipity. It so happens that after a few weeks away from a writing project I am working on, I restart working on the Restoration of Charles II on today that just so happens to be the anniversary … Continue reading

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Ruben’s and His legacy Van Dyck to Cezanne

I have a love of the old masters most usually within the Italian renaissance however it is through my research of restoration I discovered and fell in love with Peter Paul Rubens most notably his work at Banqueting house on … Continue reading

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Remembering the Duke of Monmouth

  I have resisted writing about the subject of my MA Dissertation for several reason the main being that i wanted to expand the subject into a book. However 5 years on I only have several drafted chapters written struggling … Continue reading

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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre: The Knight of The Burning Pestle

It has been a bumpy week, highs, lows and disappointments but all these were forgotten on Thursday afternoon when I went to see The Knight of the Burning Pestle at the newly added Sam Wanamaker theatre. Firstly the theatre itself. … Continue reading

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