The Oregon Trail is no easy place for the three Flanagan sisters in 1847. As the eldest sister, Grace, widow of the late Right Reverend T.S. Martindale, keeps her small family together despite difficult circumstances and locales. Others are surprised when Grace doesn't seem to be mourning her husband at all.
Henry V was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey on 9th April in the year of our Lord 1413. There was a great snowstorm on the day of his coronation and many wondered if this was an ill omen or a good one. Henry was the second King of the House of Lancaster, preceded… Continue reading Today in History: The Coronation of Henry V
Dear Readers, Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on April 9th and concludes with Easter Sunday on April 16th. During the entire week I will be on hiatus and the Women in History series will be on hold. The series will continue on Tuesday, April 18th. Thank you for your patience! Kendall
Events 1511 - St. John's College, Cambridge, which was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII) is granted a royal charter. Born on this day in... 1458 - Camilla Battista da Varano (d. 1524) was an Italian Princess and a Poor Clare nun and abbess. Canonized on 17th… Continue reading Women in History: April 9th