Gloriana, The 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
Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots.
Introduction The Hospital of St. Cross is a medieval almshouse located in Winchester, approximately a mile away from the city center and Winchester Cathedral. Winchester itself is easily reached from the M3, and a 1 hour 15 train ride from London Waterloo. Founded in the 12th century, it is the oldest and the largest medieval… Read More A Brief History of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester