Tag Archives: Henry VIII

TRIVIA TRAIL: CHRISTMAS TURKEY

Question: Did England’s King Henry VIII eat turkey? Answer: Yes. Or, at least, probably, as I doubt old Hal was one to forego the luxuries of life, and turkeys were brought to England from the New World during his reign. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/19/bones-remains-englands-first-turkey-dinner/  

HISTORY SHARE: LONDON BRIDGE

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HISTORY TIDBIT: QUICK STATUS UPGRADE

Mary Stuart was born a princess at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland on December 8th, 1542. Six days later, the death of her father, King James V, made her a queen. Since six-day-old infants aren’t usually very good at the ruling the realm thing, her mother served as regent, which doubtless irked the little monarch’s Great […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC TAKE-OVER: HENRY VIII

Despite some opposition (especially from Pope Clement VII ) King Henry VIII was recognized as the Supreme Head of the Church of England on February 11th, 1531, a position the current monarch still holds.

HISTORIC PAWNS: LADY JANE GREY

Lady Jane Grey & the ‘Devise for the Succession’. Some historical figures owe their place in the history books to the ambitions of others, and it seldom worked out well for them. One such was Lady Jane Grey, who got to be queen of England for all of nine days. Lady Jane Grey was born […]

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