Day 2 of The Executed Queens Tour

| May 16, 2011

Day 2 of The Executed Queens Tour

Today, the Executed Queens Tour group spent the day at Sheffield Manor Lodge in Sheffield, Yorkshire. There we saw the ruins of the manor house which once belonged to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, and his wife, Bess of Hardwick, and which was also the prison of Mary Queen of Scots. Highlights of our […]

Birth of James V of Scotland – 10 April 1512

| April 10, 2011

Birth of James V of Scotland – 10 April 1512

On this day in history, 10th April 1512, James V of Scotland was born at Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland. He was the fourth child of King James IV of Scotland and his wife, Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and was the only one of their children (the had six) to survive infancy. On […]

Tudor Tours 2011

| June 2, 2010

Tudor Tours 2011

They’re here! The Executed Queens Tour 2011 and The Anne Boleyn Experience 2011 are now taking bookings over at http://tour.theanneboleynfiles.com/ As I write this, there are only 10 places left on the May Executed Queens Tour and 21 places on the July Anne Boleyn Experience, so please be quick if you want to join us […]

Lord Darnley’s Murder

| February 10, 2010

Lord Darnley’s Murder

Another rather “bloody” event this week! On this day in history, 10th February 1567, Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley), the husband of Mary Queen of Scots and the father of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) was murdered at Kirk o’ Field in Edinburgh. Read the full story in “The Murder of Lord Darnley” […]

The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

| February 8, 2010

The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Mary Stuart, also known as Mary Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle without the knowledge of Queen Elizabeth I, although she had signed the death warrant. Mary Stuart’s death was the result of the Catholic Mary being implicated in plots to overthrow and assassinate […]