Saturday, 19 May 2018

May 19th - this day in history

May 19th marks 2 important events for me.  The first if the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London.  Being a Saturday, I had initially made plans to visit the Tower today, but due to other Royal event taking place (!) decided London was best avoided.    Rest in Peace, Anne Boleyn.

                       These pictures are from last year.

May 19th also marks the anniversary of Piers Gaveston surrendering to the Earl of Pembroke at Scarborough Castle after a failed siege.  Of course, Piers surrendered on very favourable terms and no doubt expected to wriggle out of this setback.  How wrong he was.

                           Entrance to Scarborough Castle.

And of course, the Royal event taking place at Windsor today will also go down in history.

This is St George's chapel at Windsor, burial place of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.

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