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A Grand Conspiracy in 1553? – Grants

Money is probably the best evidence for a conspiracy in 1553. The “cash flow” does not only tell us that there was a plot, but also when it took place. In May, but mostly in June 1553, a lot of … Continue reading

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The Art of Diplomacy: Elisabeth de Valois and Edward VI

In July 1551 the French Maréchal St. André visited the English court, ostensibly to bestow the prestigious Order of St. Michael on Edward VI, but also for negotiations about a marriage between the young English king and the even younger … Continue reading

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Edward VI – Growing Into His Own

20th century historians have not always been kind to Edward VI, the nine-year-old boy who followed his oversized father, Henry VIII, on the throne in 1547. The famous G. R. Elton, in his best-selling England under the Tudors, was positively … Continue reading

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A Picture from the French Queen for the French Queen

In July 1551 the French Maréchal St. André visited the English court for negotiations about a marriage between King Edward VI and the French princess Elisabeth de Valois (‟Lady Ysabell“), the six-year-old daughter of Catherine de Medici, the ‟French queen“. … Continue reading

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