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Mary Queen of Scots

The final hours of Mary, Queen of Scots

On 8 February 1587 at the age of 44 and after 20 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle after being implicated in the Babington plot. She was only told she would be executed the day before and she wrote several things, including her last will and testament. Mary to [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Inside Anne Boleyn’s place of burial

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you will know of my fascination with Anne Boleyn. She was, of course, Henry VIII of England’s second wife and the mother of Elizabeth I. She was executed inside the Tower of London on 19 May 1536 after being found guilty of treason, incest and adultery. This [read more]