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

The Crown of Scotland

The Crown of Scotland is kept at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland and forms part of the Honours of Scotland, which is the oldest set of royal regalia in the United Kingdom. Unlike its English counterpart, St Edward’s Crown, the Crown of Scotland is the original crown used at Scottish coronations since James V wore the … More The Crown of Scotland

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula lies within Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Palace & Fortress of the Tower of London.  To begin with the original Parish church building was outwith the Tower walls until 1240 when Henry III expanded the Tower and brought the existing Saxon building within the Tower walls.  However less than 46 … More The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula