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]