Great Events in British History: A Beginner’s Guide to The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII

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Henry VIII broke with the Church of Rome following the Pope’s refusal to grant him an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Once he was Head of the Church in England and in possession of a new wife, Henry cast his eyes covetously on a new … [Read more...]

Fit for a Queen: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Windsor Castle You Might Not Know

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Originally built by King William I in the decade following the Battle of Hastings, today Windsor Castle is the largest castle still in use by a reigning monarch. Several monarchs have added onto William’s original castle over history, with more … [Read more...]