Mary I

    Born: 18th February 1516, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon Married: Philip of Spain, 1554 Reigned: July 1553 - November 1558 Died:17th November 1558, St James's Palace Buried: 14th December 1558, Westminster Abbey Mary I, Mary Tudor or 'Bloody Mary'; this Queen is world renowned. Much of... Continue Reading →

Anastasia Romanov

Full title: Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikoleavna of Russia Born: 18th June 1901, Peterhof Palace Saint Petersburg Daughter of Tsar Nicolas II and Alexandra of Hesse Died: 17th July 1918, Yekaterinburg Burial: 17th July 1998, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg The youngest daughter to the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Anastasia was born at a pivotal... Continue Reading →

Margaret Beaufort

Born: 31st May 1443 Died: 29th June 1509 Margaret was the daughter and heir of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt a son of Edward III. As a child of nobility she was like many girls of her time, used politically and for advantageous marriages. During her life, Margaret would... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Catherine Howard

Born: c. 1523, Lambeth Daughter of Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpepper Married: Henry VIII, 1540 - 1542 (Her death) Died: 13th February 1542, Tower Hill The first cousin of the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII, Catherine faced the same demise at the chopping block on Tower Hill. Her life was short lived, estimated to... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Jane Seymour

  Born: 1508, possibly Wolf Hall Daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth Married: Henry VIII 30th May 1536 - October 1537 (Her death) Died: 24th October 1537, Hampton Court Palace Jane Seymour has often been perceived as the favourite Queen of Henry VIII. After all she provided the King with his much desired... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Anne Boleyn

Born: July 1501, Blickling Hall Norfolk. Daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard Married: Henry VIII, 1533 until her death in 1536 Died: 19th May 1536 Tower Hill Contemporary accounts of Anne Boleyn’s childhood have not be retained and historians have debated over many aspects of her early life including her birthday, location of birth... Continue Reading →

The Weekly Monarch .6

Queen Anne Full name: Anne Stuart Born: 6th February 1665, St James' Palace Daughter of James II and Anne Hyde Reigned: 8th March 1702 - 1st of August 1714 If you know anything about Queen Anne, you will probably know that when she died she was so large her coffin was almost square. Or you... Continue Reading →

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