Our friend Susan Abernethy at The Freelance History Writer was nice enough to let us share with you her article, "The English Sweating Sickness." Reading this article will give you some insight on life during Tudor times and the fear of catching the sweating sickness. In doing some research on Mary Boleyn for an article, I learned that Mary’s first husband William Carey died of the “sweating sickness” or the “English Sweate” in England in the summer of 1528. Thou [More]
Story shared by Susan Abernethy of TheFreelanceHistoryWriter.com Elizabeth of York, Queen to King Henry VII of England, died in the Tower of London on February 11, 1503. She had given birth to a daughter Katherine on February 2 and never recovered. The death was a shock to her husband, her children and to the nation. Due to detailed accounts, most likely composed by a herald, we have a narration of the funeral as well as financial account records. The king ordered two [More]
Marguerite of France, Queen of England by: The Freelance History Writer, Susan Abernethy Marguerite of France, Queen of England It’s very rare to find a royal love story but Marguerite of France’s marriage fits the bill. Even though there was over forty years difference in age between Marguerite and her husband King Edward I, they managed to find domestic bliss.... For the rest of the story click HERE!