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Lady Jane Grey

Why was Lady Jane Grey queen of England for only nine days?

On the 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen of England after her first cousin once removed, the 15-year-old King Edward VI, died of an unknown respiratory problem.

Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

On the 8th February 1587 Mary Stuart, more commonly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed in the great hall of Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire.

Arrest of Guy Fawkes during the Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot and the discovery of Guy Fawkes

On the 5th November 1605, the Gunpowder Plot was foiled when Guy or Guido Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder that had been placed in an undercroft below the House of Lords in London.

Execution of Sir Walter Raleigh

Why was Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded in 1618?

On 29th October 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for treason against James I in the Main Plot.