Sunday, 21 May 2017
Remembering May 19th
May 19th is of course the day Piers Gaveston surrendered to Amyer de Valance at Scarborough Castle on very favourable terms. From a Tudor point of view, it's also the anniversary of the execution of Anne Boleyn - my heroine from very early childhood. A remarkable woman, who had flaws and many virtues. I've been to the Tower of London on May 19th previously, to see the famed basket of roses that have appeared for many, many years and the other bunches of flowers that have begun to appear over the years. This year there were many more bunches of flowers than I've ever seen. Here's a selection of photos from May 19th.
And in my own garden, my Anne Boleyn rose bush was in bloom!