The Grey Sisters: Katherine & Mary (Part 2)

December 22, 2017 Moniek 0

Lady Mary Grey was just eight years old when her elder sister Jane and her father were executed. With the aide of her mother Frances, the two sisters were soon back at court. She was still there when Queen Mary I died and was succeeded by Queen Elizabeth I. Neither of the Grey sisters attended [read more]

The Grey Sisters: Katherine & Mary (Part 1)

December 15, 2017 Moniek 3

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]

Arabella Stuart – Cursed by the line of succession

October 7, 2017 Amy Eloise Kelly 2

Lady Arabella Stuart was born in 1575, to Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox and his wife, Elizabeth. Through her father’s line, Arabella was a granddaughter of Margaret Tudor which made her a cousin of both Elizabeth I of England and James VI of Scotland (also later James I of England).  Having both Tudor and Stuart [read more]

Greenwich Palace remains unearthed

August 13, 2017 Moniek 0

Greenwich Palace, also known as the Palace of Placentia, once stood on the banks of the river Thames but was demolished in 1660 by King Charles II. Two future Queens were born at the Palace of Placentia, Queen Mary I and her half-sister Elizabeth I. The remains of beautiful lead-glazed tiles and a cellar with [read more]

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