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English Lake District and borders tour: Carlisle & Tullie Museum; Lannercost & Hermitage; Scotland & Lindisfarne (5)

Lindisfarne priory Dear friends and readers, I am slowly becoming startled at all the material I have to write about, all the pictures! The Road Scholar guides took us to see and experience a remarkable variety and number of places over the two weeks....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Sep 2018

Thomas Bewick’s snowman

Here in Lincolnshire in the English Midlands, we’re yet to see any real snow this winter and it’s beginning to look a little unlikely now. Certainly, we have not yet been able to build a snowman so, while we wait for a good snowfall, today...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Feb 2017

An Orkney Diarist on Infamous Shipwrecks #History #Scotland

The Diary of Thomas Brown in Kirkwall provides a glimpse into how the Presbyterian struggle of the 1680s was viewed at the opposite end of the nation. Brown’s diary mainly records marriages and deaths in Orkney, sometimes hangings, mainly for sheep...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2016

Flight Through the Heather: Brysson Among the Society people in 1685 #History #Scotland

After a rebellion fails, comes flight. On the evening of Saturday 20 June, after George Brysson had his lamentable parting with his comrades from the Battle of Muirdykes, he set off with a small party of companions in search of safety. If they were captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Nov 2015

William Parsons: 18th Century highwayman, swindler and rogue

When the sun of my life is in its zenith, and I should be expected to shine in meridian lustre, behold me, like a fair opening flower, blasted by a Southern wind. See me, in a shattered bark, ready to launch in a tempestuous Sea; no chart to guide, no...
From: All Things Georgian on 23 Jul 2015

The Execution of Robert Gray at the Grassmarket in Edinburgh in 1682

Lord Fountainhall records Robert Gray’s execution on 19 May, 1682: ‘One Gray is this day hanged at the Grasse Mercat, for disouning the King’s authority, and for adhæring to [Donald] Cargill’s Covenant [i.e., the Queensferry Paper].’ (Lauder,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Feb 2015

Edward VI, king of England

Above: Edward VI, portrait by William Scrots, c. 1550.On this day in history, 12 October 1537, Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour gave birth to her only child, Edward, at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. After twenty-eight years, the beginnings of the...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Oct 2013

August 22, 1553 and 1572

On August 22nd, 1553, John Dudley, the First Duke of Northumberland, was executed for his role in the attempted coup d'etat to place his daughter-in-law, Jane Dudley (nee Grey) on the throne, diverting the succession from Mary Tudor as Queen of England...

The Two Tom Lucys

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From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 11 Aug 2013

The Duke of Northumberland's Speech before Execution

For his leadership of the attempt to have his daughter-in-law, Jane Grey Dudley, reign as Queen of England and Ireland, John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland was executed on August 22, 1553. He spoke before his beheading and expressed great remorse:Good...

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