Queen Elizabeth I, the Boleyns and their connection to Norwich Cathedral

Gloriana, ┬áThe Virgin Queen Elizabeth the 1st, one of the greatest monarchs in English history should never have come to the throne. She was the second daughter to King Henry VIII, the first and only child to his second wife Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn married King Henry VIII in 1533, and Elizabeth was born at… Read More Queen Elizabeth I, the Boleyns and their connection to Norwich Cathedral

Stories of Bolton Castle, Part 1: A Brief History and a Wars of the Roses connection

I hadn’t heard of Bolton Castle. It isn’t that much of a surprise, once you start learning about North Yorkshire and the shear number of castles that still mark the landscape today! We were staying in West Witton, on the other side of the valley and I spotted Bolton Castle across the valley. Solid, imposing,… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle, Part 1: A Brief History and a Wars of the Roses connection