Catherine Grey

The Grey Sisters – Katherine & Mary (Part 1)

Lady Jane Grey is best known as the nine-day Queen of England who was eventually executed for treason in the reign of Queen Mary I. Her younger sisters Katherine and Mary survived the upheaval, but they would both suffer the wrath of Queen Mary’s successor, Elizabeth I. Katherine was born on 25 August 1540 while Mary [read more]

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Anne Boleyn

Palace and Prison – The Tower of London

The Tower of London has a long history. The White Tower in the middle was begun by William the Conqueror in 1078 and it was greatly expanded over the years under several monarchs. It has served as a prison from the beginning of its days. It also served as a royal residence, though those buildings are [read more]