The King’s Niece and the Fall of Anne Boleyn – Guest Article by Leanda de Lisle

| August 29, 2013

The King’s Niece and the Fall of Anne Boleyn – Guest Article by Leanda de Lisle

In the spring of 1536, King Henry’s niece, the ‘beautiful and highly esteemed’ twenty-one year old Lady Margaret Douglas, would sneak into the chamber of her friend, Mary Fitzroy. Mary’s uncle, Lord Thomas Howard, would then follow. He and Margaret had become lovers and met regularly to talk privately, kiss and exchange gifts. But there […]

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 […]