Tag Archives: Tower of London

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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Lesser Known History About the Tower of London

The last Prisoners at the Tower of London  One of the jewels in historic London’s crown is the Norman structure of the White Tower within the compound of the Tower of London. The iconic the home of the Crown Jewels, … 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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Joan Of The Tower

  History is full of fascinating women. We tend to remember the powerful, sexual, rich and hard done by women. This got me thinking, we have 8 reigning Queens but countless Consort Queens. These women are the baby making, support … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn, Muse, wife, Queen & Mother. But was she a wronged woman?

Every 19th May flowers are sent to the Tower of London. They are sent for a Queen to mark her death. The Queen in question was Anne Boleyn the second wife of Henry VIII; executed on charges of High Treason, … Continue reading

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