1.The Execution of queen Anne Boleyn: On May 19,1536, Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn because the first English queen to be executed publicly. She was charged with adultery, incest and plotting the King death. Anne was beheaded on a scaffold on tower Green, London along with five accused persons including her younger brother, George who were convicted of heinous crime against the King. 2. The sinking of the Titanic: The unbelievable sinking of the Titanic vessel on April 14 1912 was day to remember in history,when
There are moments in one's life that keep you wondering why something happened to them or in life that why has something happened. Some even leave people astonished,some devastated,some angry and so on...read these shocking things that has happened in history and in the world. 1. The Execution of Anne Boleyn Anne and Henry had been married for little more than three years at the time of her death. For her, Henry had left his wife of nearly 24 years and the mother of his child (the future Mary I), and broken
1 The execution of Anne Boleyn On the morning of 19 May 1536, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, became the first English queen to be publicly executed. Charged with adultery, incest and conspiring the king’s death, Anne was beheaded on a scaffold erected on Tower Green, within the walls of the Tower of London. Her death, says historian Suzannah Lipscomb, “is so familiar to us that it is hard to imagine how shocking it would have been 2 The building of the Berlin Wall For almost 30 years the Berlin
Despite the royal family's duty of procreation for the continuation of the royal line. A Queen of England remained unmarried and was a virgin till her death. The Queen talked about is Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I (born on September 7, 1533) was the Queen of England and Ireland from the 17th of November, 1558 till her death on the 24th of March, 1603. Due to her life's marital status, she is mostly referred to as Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or the Good Queen Bess. Queen Elizabeth, I was the last monarch that
History remembers Agnes Waterhouse as one of the most influential witches of the Tudor period.Although the Inquisition in Europe started their trails and executions much earlier, Agnes was the first woman to be put to death for witchcraft in England - in 1566.
The Anglican Communion today has become the face of a lot of other religious organizations and bodies, the church is known as a religious body, which has possessed some sort of national independence since its very inception. However, what some might be aware of while others seem ignorant of, is the fact that the church evolved from the Church of England.
Becca Saladin is a 29 year old graphic artist who is literally breathing life into historical figures who most of us knew from history as they were quite popular at some time during their life time. The work of Saladin takes a lot of research as she focuses on the parts of the body that are unique like hair colour and texture, eyes colour and skin tone. Her adventure started with a question that popped into her head 'what would Anne Boleyn look like with modern hair and makeup. She said the Anne Boleyn char
ADOLF HITLER Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of World War II in Europe. Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I. He joined the German Workers’ Party in 1919 and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. His aggressive foreign policy is considered to be the primary cause of the outbreak of World War II in Europe. On 30 April 1945, le
After 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies, and King James VI of Scotland ascends to the throne, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch. The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1559 upon the death of her half-sister Queen Mary. The two half-sisters, both daughters of Henry VIII, had a stormy relationship during Mary’s five-year reign. Mary, who was brought up as a Catholic, enacted pro-Catholic legislation and made efforts t
Even if you slept through most of your high school history classes, you probably remember the story of King Henry VIII. For all of his political power, he famously struggled to have a son. In 1509, Henry married Catherine of Aragon; after two decades together, however, the king's eyes started to wander. His attentions landed on Anne Boleyn, who was younger and, at least in theory, capable of bearing a son. Henry wanted to divorce his first wife, but there was one problem. England, at the time, was a Catholic
From the Salem witch trials to the bombing of Hiroshima, history is full of dates that shook the world and continue, decades and centuries later, to astound. Using eyewitness testimony – letters, diaries and archive interviews – the BBC oral history radio and TV programme Witness retells these watershed moments. Here, we round up 5 of the most shocking moments. 1. The execution of Anne Boleyn On the morning of 19 May 1536, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, became the first English queen to be pub
Historic royal families experienced plenty of problems. From inbreeding to international disputes, royals dealt with them all. Even domestic squabbles were more dramatic. In fact, if a monarch got peeved with one of their relatives - especially if that individual posed a legitimate threat to the throne - that king or queen might just execute them. When you think of rulers who executed members of their own families, King Henry VIII of England likely comes to mind. He bumped off two of his wives - Anne Boleyn
1. Catherine of Aragon The devout Catherine of Aragon who was born in Spain in 1485 was King Henry VIII first wife and the mother of his first child whose name was Mary. Catherine had been previously wedded to the King's older brother prince Arthur but the marriage did not last long. Prince Arthur died within 5 months of the wedding due to tuberculosis. When prince Arthur died, young Prince Henry ascended the throne and Catherine was betrothed to him. Catherine suffered series of miscarriages and couldn't bear
Throughout the decades the Tower of London has attracted copious amounts of tourists to who are keen to unlock the secrets of its past. Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Guy Fawkes, Sir Walter Raleigh…these are just some of the unfortunate souls that passed through Traitors Gate and inevitably met their demise within the grounds. In 1980 a Yeoman Warder who was on duty in the early hours at Byward Tower, saw two Beefeaters dressed in the style of a much earlier time period talking with one another. When the Be
1. Nefertiti Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen who was known for her role in the religious revolution. She had many nicknames, including "Lady of all Women." Maybe she was the first feminist icon. royalty_now_ Her updated look sticks with the ancient Egyptian style through her dark cat eyeliner. In modern-day, she still looks as graceful and beautiful as ever. 2. Julius Caesar As a Roman dictator, Julius Caesar played a critical role in the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He