A True Romance

On this day in 1937, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor and the former King of England, married Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. They lived in France for the next forty years, until the Duke died of cancer in 1977. As King of England, Edward was the head of the Church of England, so when he

2015-06-03T04:33:31-06:00Wednesday, June 3, 2015|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , |

Long Live King James

Henry VII. Notice that his clothing looks quite medieval. Henry was the first king to rule *after* the end of the medieval period. By the time the Tudor Dynasty ended, the clothing was very different indeed. Today, 412 years ago, the Tudor dynasty of England ended, when Elizabeth I (“the Virgin Queen”) died,

2015-03-24T04:58:41-06:00Tuesday, March 24, 2015|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , , , , |