Cecily Neville

Cecily Neville was mother to Edward lV and Richard lll - she was another one of the strong females from the Wars of the Roses. Check out this blog by Susan Abernethy @ The Freelance History Writer about Cecily. Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

#OTD Henry Viii Weds Catherine Parr

On 12 July 1543, Henry Vlll wed his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr.  Catherine was young compared to Henry on the day of their marriage - she was 30 to his 52.  The wedding took place at Hampton Court Palace in Catherine's private chapel.  There was a small audience of twenty or so on hand to witness the nuptials.       For more reading on Catherine and Henry click the below links: The Marriage of Henry Vlll and Catherine Parr Did He [More]

This Day in History: 7 July

Births: 1528 - Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590) 1586 - Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)         Deaths: 1304 - Benedict XI, [Niccolo Boccasini], Pope (1303-04), dies. 1307 - Death of Edward I at Burgh-by-Sands, near Carlisle, buried at Westminster Abbey. He was 68 years old. 1537 - Death of Madeleine de Valois, first wife of James V of Scotland, buried at [More]

This Day in History: 24 June

1509 - Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey Henry Vlll's Coronation Oath: "Sire, will you grant and keep and by your oath confirm to the people of England the laws and customs given to them by the previous just and god-fearing kings, your ancestors, and especially the laws, customs, and liberties granted to the clergy and people by the glorious king, the sainted Edward, your predecessor?" "I grant and promise them." "Sire, will you in all your [More]