Kilkenny Castle, Ireland, has been an important site since Richard de Clare, "Strongbow", 2nd Earl of Pembroke, constructed the 1st castle, probably a wooden structure, in the 12th cent. Strongbow’s daughter & heiress, Isabel married William Marshall in 1189. The Earl Marshall constructed the stone structure.
Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the treasonous; and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth's death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.
Henry VII Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth I is buried here. After her execution Mary Queen of Scots was buried at Peterborough Cathedral, but after her son became King of Scotland and England, he had her body disinterred and reburied opposite Elizabeth in the Lady Chapel. Elizabeth's 2 half-siblings, Edward VI and Mary I, are also buried here.
Tower green - the scaffold site This is where Henry VIII had wives Anne Boleyn, Katheryn Howard, and many others executed. Lady Jane Grey was executed on this spot as well, and their bodies are buried under the altar of the church pictured here, the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula.
Blickling Hall Anne Boleyn | Blickling Hall ~ Anne Boleyn's home | Historical Rooms
Hever Castle's "Haunted House Story" The ghost of Anne Boleyn is said to return to her old home at Hever Castle, where every Christmas Eve she is seen to walk over the bridge which crosses the River Eden in the castle grounds. The great oak, under which Henry VIII courted Anne, still stands. Her ghost has been seen there as well, usually at Christmas time. Another ghost at Hever is that of a local farmer, called Humphrey, who was robbed and killed there.
Lady Jane Grey(1536/1537–Feb 12,1554),also known as The Nine Days' Queen from 10 July-19 July 1553. She was subsequently executed.According to the account she recited Psalm 51 (Have mercy upon me, O God).The executioner asked her forgiveness,which she granted him."Will you take it off before I lay me down?",and the axeman answered:"No, madam."She then blindfolded herself.With her head on the block,Jane spoke the last words of Jesus:"Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!"She was then beheaded
Henry VIII's lost pleasure palace REVEALED: Amazing scale model recreates Nonsuch Palace more than 300 years after it was destroyed. More: www.dailymail.co....