Autumn 1536. Both Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are dead. Henry VIII has married Jane Seymour, and still awaits his longed-for male heir. Disaffected conservatives in England may have seen an opportunity for a [read more]
Mary’s treatment over the last few months had worsened. While Henry had remarried Jane Seymour and she was in favour of restoring Mary, Henry wanted her to submit to his will. Before 22 June 1536 Mary [read more]
A rare rock crystal slide has been uncovered, containing a lock of hair from Queen Mary II. The “Memomento Mori”, or mourning jewellery is made in gold and is overlaid with device of the royal [read more]
To mark the 40th wedding anniversary of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, an exhibition featuring five royal wedding dresses will be held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm later this year. The wedding dresses [read more]
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been [read more]
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands used the drug perventine, now better known as crystal meth, during the Second World War. It is reported by Marcel Verburg, who is a legal historian, in his new book [read more]
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