April 16 – Drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose

| April 16, 2022

April 16 – Drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose

What a combination I have for you today – drinkable gold, Guy Fawkes and the Mary Rose! Yes, you read that correctly! On this day in Tudor history, 16th April 1550, alchemist, apothecary and physician Francis Anthony was born, probably in London. He had a rather eventful life, being imprisoned on several occasions, and he […]

31 January – The great devil of all and Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

| January 31, 2022

31 January – The great devil of all and Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

On this day in history, 31st January 1606, Gunpowder Plot conspirators Thomas Winter, Ambrose Rookwood, Robert Keyes, and Guy Fawkes were executed for treason at the Old Palace Yard, Westminster. Two of them cheated the executioner and crowd by leaping at the gallows, but they still had awful ends. Hear a contemporary account of their […]

5 November – The discovery of the Gunpowder Plot and Mary Tudor was crowned Queen of France

| November 5, 2021

5 November – The discovery of the Gunpowder Plot and Mary Tudor was crowned Queen of France

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Gunpowder Plot conspirator, Guy Fawkes, and 36 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar beneath the Palace of Westminster on the night of 4th/5th November 1605. The plotters were planning to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the opening of Parliament and assassinate the king, his government […]

Remember Remember the 5th of November!

| November 5, 2014

Remember Remember the 5th of November!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent To blow up the King and Parli’ment. Three-score barrels of powder below To prove old England’s overthrow; By God’s providence he was catch’d With […]

Remember Remember the Fifth of November

| November 5, 2012

Remember Remember the Fifth of November

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent To blow up the King and Parli’ment. Three-score barrels of powder below To prove old England’s overthrow; By God’s providence he was catch’d With […]

5th November – On this Day in History…

| November 5, 2011

5th November – On this Day in History…

On this day in history… 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, was crowned Queen of France. She had married King Louis XII at Abbeville on the 9th October 1514. The marriage was rather short-lived as Louis died on the 1st January 1515 and Mary went on to marry Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. […]