One of my main interests when starting this blog was, and still is, Anne Boleyn. On this day in history in 1536, she was executed within the walls of The Tower of London. Anne was married to Henry VIII of England in 1533. To marry Anne Henry made himself the head of the Church of [read more]
On this day in 1204, Eleanor of Aquitaine died in Poitiers at the age of 81/82. Quite an age for the time! Eleanor was the oldest child of William X, Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Châtellerault. In 1130 her younger brother William Aigret died at the age of 4 and Eleanor became the heiress [read more]
On this day in history, Mary of Burgundy died tragically young at the age of 25 at Wijnendale Castle in Flanders, Belgium.
On this day in history in 1469, Cecily of York was born in Westminster Palace. She was the third daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She was a younger sister of Elizabeth of York, who married Henry VII. Her second oldest sister was Mary of York, who died at the age of 14 in [read more]
On this day in history in 1485, Anne Neville died. Anne Neville was born to Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick, also known as the Kingmaker and Anne de Beauchamp. She was born at Warwick Castle and was the younger sister of Isabella, Duchess of Clarence.