Letter Written by Sir George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury to His Wife, Bess of Hardwick, 1568

Susan Abernethy’s latest piece looks at a letter from Sir George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury to his wife, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I, Bess Hardwick.

The Life of Lady Katherine Gordon

This week, Susan Abernethy brings us an article on Lady Katherine Gordon.

The Unfortunate James I, King of Scots

James Stewart I, King of Scots had an unusual reign in many ways. His rule began while he was a prisoner of King Henry IV of England. And his rule certainly ended in a tumultuous and violent manner.

What to See in Westminster Abbey

A review and tour of Westminster Abbey

‘The King of Scottis is now hoom in his land’: James I and Joan Beaufort: A Political Partnership (1424-1436)

James I’s behaviour, during his short reign as an adult king of and in Scotland, was very much influenced by his queen Joan Beaufort.

The Assassination of King James I of Scotland

On the evening of February 20, 1437, James was resting in his nightgown and slippers, maybe playing chess or cards or just bantering with his Queen and her ladies. They suddenly heard a great clamor of harnesses outside and saw torches.

Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland

Back to Scotland with the story of the wife of King James I. Her husband was murdered before her eyes

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