Today in History on March 24th, 1603: Queen Elizabeth I of England died at Richmond Palace in London. The last days of Elizabeth saw her in a great depression due to the death of Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham, the niece of her cousin and close friend Lady Knollys. This was a massive blow to Queen Elizabeth’s heart, leaving her grief stricken.
Heroines Of the Medieval World is a book written by Sharon Bennet Connolly, the author of the blog called History.. The Interesting Bits! I was really looking forward to reading and reviewing this one because I have been following Connolly’s blog and work for quite some time now. It has been a pure joy watching her blog grow into what it has become.
Life in early colonial Virginia was difficult, brutish, and short-lived as it got for a seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne. In today’s post, readers get to look at Frethrone’s letters home. It is a great account as to what life was like for an Indentured servant in the new world and their experiences.