Posted By Claire on December 11, 2018
I can’t believe that we’re on day 11 already! Christmas is getting closer! [Panic!]
Today I have some visual treats for you, a chance to live vicariously through me. I do hope you enjoy them.
A big thank you to Tim for sorting this one out, it was a huge amount of work for him to make everything I shoved at him look so good.
To enjoy treat 11, and any you’ve missed, just click on the picture of the number 11 here or scroll to the top of the website and click on the link.
Posted By Claire on December 10, 2018
On 10th December 1541, just a month and eight days after an investigation into Queen Catherine Howard’s past was ordered, two men were executed at Tyburn. They were Thomas Culpeper, a gentleman of the privy chamber, and Francis Dereham, a member of the queen’s household.
Both men had been tried for treason at Guildhall on 1st December 1541 “for high treason against the Kinges Majestie in mysdemeanor with the Quene”. Neither man was accused of actually committing adultery with the queen, the trial focused on their intentions. By meeting secretly with the queen on the recent royal progress, Culpeper and the queen were ‘inciting’ each other to have “carnal intercourse”, and Dereham joining the queen’s household, having previous had a sexual relationship with her, was seen as evidence that he wanted to reignite their relationship. They were both found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered
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