Sexuality and its Impact on History. The British Stripped Bare

  Would you swig a magic potion or plot to kill your husband in order to marry your lover? These are just two of the many romantic and sexual customs from British history that you will explore as seven authors take us through the centuries, revealing that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes … More Sexuality and its Impact on History. The British Stripped Bare

Mary Queen of Scots marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

On this day, 29 July 1565 a marriage took place at the Chapel Royal within the Palace of Holyrood House and it has been creating debate ever since. The marriage was between twenty two year old Mary Queen of Scots and nineteen year old Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Both were Catholics and great grand children … More Mary Queen of Scots marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

A Prince is Born

On 19 June 1566 the guns were fired at Edinburgh Castle and over 500 bonfires were lit around Edinburgh and its neighbouring communities. The reason for this rejoicing was two fold, not only had Mary Queen of Scots been delivered and survived the birth of her child, but the child was a boy.   After … More A Prince is Born