Interesting History Stuff You May Have Missed…

I do keep tabs on interesting history articles that come up in the news, but often forget to mention them here.  Two in particular caught my eye in the past week or so.

Firstly, about Elizabeth I, and secondly Shakespeare.  A postive orgy of Elizabethan stuff…had to mention them both together.

  • A rare portrait of Elizabeth has been unearthed at Boughton House, Northamptonshire.  Rare because there are only 2 other known portaits in existence of Elizabeth before she became queen.  The extra good news is that the portrait is on display to the public so we can all go and see it!

You can read the full article at the BBC News page, and find more information about the Duke of Buccleuch’s residence at Boughton House.

  • Interesting Shakespeare information being that his tomb is due to be restored despite his curse!  It is said that anyone disturbing the tombstone will receive a curse for their trouble.  Rather them than me I say…

Again, you can read the full article here.  I visited Stratford Upon Avon years ago, quite fancy going back to Shakespeare’s birthplace one of these days.  I don’t think I’ve made it to Boughton House either, looks beautiful.

I’ve been going through all my information in order to write about the historic places I’ve been, and perhaps some of you would like to go to.  Hope to do this soon.

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