This Day in History: 24 June

1509 – Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey Henry Vlll’s Coronation Oath: “Sire, will you grant and keep and by your oath confirm to the people of England the laws and customs given to them by the previous just and god-fearing kings, your ancestors, and especially the laws, customs, and liberties … [More]

This Day in History: 23 June

1433 – Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488) born on this day 1509 – Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon leave the Tower of London for their coronation at Westminster Abbey 1532 – Henry Vlll of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V               … [More]

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 7-9

     

This Day in History: 22 June

1377 – Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England.  Richard was only ten years old when he ascended to the throne. His father, Edward the Black Prince had died even before his grandfather, the king. Richard was the last of the Plantagenets.                     1527 … [More]

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 4 – 6

Mary, Queen of Scots – Holyroodhouse

Our friends at The Freelance History Writer must know I have a fascination with Mary, Queen of Scots. Read this article by Susan Abernethy, “The Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse.”  

This Day in History: 20 June

1557 – Paul IV named William Peto to replace Reginald Pole in England, but Mary refused to allow Pole to return to Rome or Peto to become legate. Reginald Pole was of the strong Plantagenet family – of the House of York.  His mother was Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. Margaret was the daughter of … [More]