Hever Castle “The moated and fortified manor house of Hever Castle, near Edenbridge in Kent, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, mother of Elizabeth I. Henry VIII was a frequent visitor in the 1520’s when he paid court to Anne.”- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Royal Britain by Charles Phillips (p.352) After the death of Anne’s father Hever Castle was taken over by the Crown. Henry VIII gave it to Anne of Cleves after their divorce in 1540. When Anne of C [More]
"The birth of Elizabeth on 7 September 1533 was a bitter disappointment to Henry Vlll and Anne Boleyn, who had desperately wanted a son. Nonetheless, until she was two and a half years old the baby enjoyed the title of'princes' and lived in her own household, where she had precedence over her half-sister Mary. In 1536, however, Elizabeth's bastardization and demotion followed Anne's execution. The next year, Elizabeth joined the household of her newborn half-brother Edward, [More]
The reign of Elizabeth I (the last Tudor monarch) is often associated with a golden age in English history - The age of Gloriana. Burghley House "Sir William Cecil built his extravagant 'prodigy house' on the Burghley estate, which his father, Richard Cecil, had purchased after it had been seized from Peterborough Abbey on the Dissolution of Monasteries under Henry Vlll. Construction too 32 years, from 1555 to 1587. During this period, Cecil proved an [More]
Mary, Queen of Scots by Susan Abernethy The Freelance History Writer Many know the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. While telling the story of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland I was struck by the similarities between her and her granddaughter, Mary. They both had three husbands and had a child named James who became King of Scotland when they were just babies. Both women allowed their private lives to influence their public life contributing to a loss of politica [More]
Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, is at the top of my list to visit while in England. Watch this amazing aerial video of the castle and the gardens. Breathtaking. I've also included a link to view a few pictures from inside the castle. I can just imagine Anne walking through the halls and the gardens of Hever Castle. Pictures from INSIDE Hever Castle
Sam Higson with Made From History posted an article that I connected with immediately – “10 of the Best Medieval Cathedrals You Can See in Britain” It has been a dream of mine to travel to Britain - These cathedrals have now made the list! I might have to move there to see all the things I want to see. Ha Ha.
Sam Higson with Made From History posted an article that I connected with immediately - "10 of the Best Tudor Historical Sites You Can See in Britain." It has been a dream of mine to travel to England and see all the castles and palaces I've read so much about . Hampton Court and The Tower of London are on the top of my list.