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
Events 1985 - The young American peace activist, Samantha Smith, is invited to the Soviet Union by CPSU General Secretary, Yuri Andropov, after she wrote him a letter voicing her concerns about nuclear war. 1990 - Violeta Chamorro becomes the first-ever President of Nicaragua. Born on this day in... 1917 - Ella Fitzgerald (d. 1996),… Continue reading Women in History: April 25th
Saint Rose of Lima (d. 1617) was a religious woman and a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic who lived in Lima, Peru.
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