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fact no.37 On this day, 485 years ago, King Henry VIII announced to his council that the current Marquess of Pembroke Anne Boleyn was now his wife, his lawfully wedded wife. On April 11th 1533 King Henry VIII announced to his council that Anne Boleyn was now his wife and queen. He ordered her to be accorded with Royal Honours too. Due to this marriage Henry’s now ‘former wife’ Catherine of Aragon was to be referred to as ‘Dowager Princess of Wales’, this went against everything that Henry had once fought for to make Catherine his wife for he had married his former brothers wife. Due to Catherine’s word Henry believed that Catherine and his brother Arthur had never actually consummated their marriage, but since no male heir ever lasting during the pair Henry was led to believe that God was punishing him for marrying his brothers wife, he was sinning and God would not grant him the son he

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fact no.36 On this day, 516 years ago, Arthur Prince of Wales died rather suddenly to the shock of his family and new bride, Catherine of Aragon. On the 14th November 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales married the young Catherine of Aragon at St Pauls Cathedral. Once they had been joined in marriage, Arthur and Catherine left the Cathedral and headed for Baynard Castle. However, since his marriage Arthur had been growing incredibly weaker and in March 1502 both Arthur and Catherine were afflicted by an unknown illness. Catherine fortunately recovered from the said illness but unfortunately the young Prince died on the 2nd April 1502 at Ludlow Castle in Wales just six months off of his sixteenth birthday. News of Arthur’s unfortunate death reached his father, Henry VII’s, court come April 4th 1502. On the 23rd April Arthur’s body, having previously been embalmed, was then sprinkled with holy water and sheltered with a canopy. He was then carried out of Ludlow Castle and into

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fact no.35 On this day, 413 years ago, Queen Elizabeth 1st daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn passed away.  She was 69 when she passed away on March 24th 1603 and was living in Richmond Palace at the time. She is most famous for 1. being the longest and last reigning Tudor Monarch and 2. of course, her parents. Her reign itself had lasted a total of 44 years and during her time as queen, Elizabeth had seen the arts thrive and also become the son her father never had. She was surrounded by friends and her ladies in waiting when she died for she had moved them all over to Richmond with her when she decided to go in January of that year. She wanted to be with people she found familiar and at ease around. It is no secret that the queen’s health was something that caused her huge problems and it had deteriorated incredibly badly over the years,

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fact no.34 This day 462 years ago marks the death of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Before the date of his death, Thomas Cranmer had before been found guilty of high treason and in fact condemned to death. This was in 1553 but instead of death he was imprisoned and tried for heresy, along with two other people; Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley. Both were also found guilty and then burnt at the state in 1555 but Cranmer was left to wait for his verdict from none other then Rome. His position as archbishop was taken from him and his fate was then put in the hands of secular authorities who chose to execute him in March 1556, his sentence was to be burnt at the stake. On the day of his death Cranmer made his final recantation where he renounced his previous recantations and spoke out against the Pope of Rome saying, “Christ’s enemy, and antichrist, with all his false

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fact no.33 Today celebrates the 180th birthday of Sir William Henry Perkin, the man who is best known for being the first British chemist to discover the serendipitous of the synthetic organic dye Mauveine, from aniline, by mistake. William Henry Perkin may have been the first British chemist to discover serendipitous of the synthetic organic dye, Mauveine, but you may be surprised to know he didn’t do it on purpose. In 1856 Perkins was at the time just 18 years old and he was trying to do an experiment which involved synthetically producing quinine, this is a chemical that helps doctors treat malaria. However, he did not succeed in this experiment, or so he thought, Perkins came across a brown sludge at the end of his chemical experiment and was therefore about to wash the beakers he had been using with alcohol to sterilise them. What happened here changed his life forever. The sludge turned bright! A rich fuchsia purple

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fact no.32 On this day 496 years ago, marks Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance within the English court. March 4th 1522 marks the first ever recorded appearance of Anne Boleyn within Henry VIII’s court. She was taking part in a play posed as “Perseverance” which took part at York Place also known as Whitehall Palace. She performed in front of Cardinal Wolsey and the Ambassadors of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. March 4th also marked Shrove Tuesday so the play that both Anne and Henry were taking part in marked the Shrovetide celebrations. This pulled together the negotiations between both Charles V and Henry VIII for both planned to attack their enemy country, France. This deal was to be joint confirmed by the arranging of marriage with Charles V and Princess Mary, Henry’s first daughter with Catherine of Aragon. Everyone taking part was draped in finery, with everyone wearing gold. The play rounded off with the ladies defending the

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fact no.31 On this day 244 years ago, the British House of Lords ruled that authors no longer had perpetual copyright anymore.     On February 22nd, 1774 booksellers within London were viciously attacked for “using rights of authors to mask their greed and self-interest in controlling the book trade.” However, once reaching the House of Lords in 1774, Donaldson v Beckett was out of everyone most shook due to this rejection of the common law copyright. He even went as far as warning the Lords to vote in favour of the common law copyright. Beckett also warned the Lords that booksellers would sell their books at any price they actually please, for “the public became as much their slaves, as their own hackney compilers are”. Finally declaring that “Knowledge and science are not things to be bound in such cobweb chains” Somewhere however in the early 19th century an understanding was finally reached and authors eventually gained a “pre-existing common law copyright over their work” but, include that with the “Statute of Anne”

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fact no.30! Fact number 30 guys?! What the hellllll :D! Beyond exciting and beyond awesome that there is now 30 of these wonderful little “Short Historical Facts”. So! Here is number 30, enjoy ❤ On this day, 476 years ago, Henry VIII’s youngest and 5th wife Catherine Howard was taken to the Tower of London having been accused of Treason. Being the youngest of Henry’s brides, around 18-19, Catherine Howard found herself in an incredibly sticky situation on February 10th 1542. Catherine was at the time being accused of high Treason by her Lord and Husband and on this day was making her way to the Tower of London to be held. Worst of all, this treason she had been accused of committing was with none other then a gentleman to the king’s privy chamber, Thomas Culpeper. To add to the list of her offences, it is also believed that Catherine was in fact pre-contracted to Francis Dereham before she

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fact no.29 On this day, 431 years ago, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at the age of 44. On the evening of February 7th 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was told she would be beheaded on the morning of February 8th. Mary spent her remaining time organising who the possessions of her household would be going too, she also spent a lot of time in prayer. Finally, she wrote a letter to the king of France and finalised her will. On the morning of her execution there was two executioners waiting for her on her scaffold. One of her executers, Bull, proceeded to kneel before her and ask for her forgiveness, to which Mary replied “I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end of all my troubles”. Helping her removed her garments she was then blindfolded by one of her executioners, Kennedy, the blindfold was white and embroidered gold. Mary then

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Hi there! It’s been a while… Less then a month ago I posted a post on here named “Things are changing… Let me explain”. This post spoke about how I was going to stop blogging for a while, I was going to take a blogging break and see how I felt about my blog as a whole for a number of different reasons. I said I didn’t know how long I was going to be gone from blogging and I said I might return at some point. Well, I’m am returning as of today :D. But! I would read on to see how things are now going to be here on “With love, Charlotte x” … So! As you will know (if you have read my blog before) that I have for the past 2 years now been prescheduling every post for each month, MONTHS in advance. I wanted to make sure I consistently had posts going live, I wanted

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