Tag Archives: Tudor

Elizabeth I and the first English lottery

Elizabeth I and the first English lottery (where everybody won a prize!)

On the 11th January 1569, the first recorded lottery was drawn in England under Elizabeth I.

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.

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.