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16 June 1514 – Birth of Sir John Cheke

| June 16, 2011

16 June 1514 – Birth of Sir John Cheke

Happy birthday to Sir John Cheke who is celebrating his 497th birthday today in Heaven! Yes, on this day in 1514, the famous English scholar was born to parents Peter and Agnes Cheke (née Duffield or Dufford) in Cambridge. Sir John Cheke is known for being the first Regius Professor of Greek at the University […]

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

| June 7, 2010

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

Author Robert Parry has written a series of articles over at The Elizabeth Files – see Cambridge Connections and Cambridge Connections Part 2 – where he examines what Anne Boleyn was actually doing when she asked her chaplain Matthew Parker to make sure that her daughter, Elizabeth, was looked after if anything happened to her. […]