Murder, mistletoe and Misrule – with a side serving of Mince Pies: Some traditions and events of Christmas past in England.

Merry Christmas to you – in this mini post I would like to share with you the origins of some traditions of Christmas and also a little bit of murder (why not it is Christmas). A week after Christmas, 29th December 1170 at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral the body of the Archbishop lay sprawled… Read More Murder, mistletoe and Misrule – with a side serving of Mince Pies: Some traditions and events of Christmas past in England.

Royal Romance at Whitehall Palce – Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

Whitehall Palace, of which Banqueting House is the only surviving building, has seen its fair share of romance. It was at Whitehall Palace that the King Charles I and his wife Queen Henrietta Maria love blossomed and where their son, Charles II juggled his many mistresses. However, today I am going to focus on two Tudor… Read More Royal Romance at Whitehall Palce – Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I