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Women in History: May 2nd

Events 1536 - Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife and Queen of England is arrested and taken to the Tower. Her charges were adultery, incest, treason, and witchcraft. 1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from her imprisonment in Loch Leven Castle. 1816 - Princess Charlotte of Wales married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. Their marriage… Continue reading Women in History: May 2nd

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A Queen Discarded: Alison Weir’s “Katherine of Aragon”

Catalina de Aragon is a fresh-faced, bright-eyed Spanish beauty who comes to the strange land of England to wed Arthur, Prince of Wales. The demure Spanish princess who thereafter is referred to as Katherine (in the English style) arrives in her new country amid great pomp and revelry.

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Navigating the Labyrinth: Martin Lake’s “A Love Most Dangerous”

The year is 1537 and it is Merrie Olde England. The reigning monarch of the day is King Henry VIII, the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, perhaps England’s most arguably controversial ruler.