Tag: Tudor

Monasteries (Guest Post)

By Patricia Deegan This is an article about the buildings and grounds of the monasteries rather than the religious people within them or their religious practises. Although a number of the original Christian communities in Britain (the Celtic Church) had had monasteries, the monks during that period lived almost like hermits in separate cells within…

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Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

Queen Mary’s Sickness: 17 November 1558: This is taken from “Annals of Queen Elizabeth” by Sir John Hayward (1564-27 June 1627), found via public domain through National Archives. The last sickness of Queen Mary was long and hard, her body was tired, “and almost wasted, with the violence of her disease; her mind anguished with…

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