John XII preferred battles to Bible study, hunting to holiness, and was a notorious adulterer and liar. The prestige of the papacy was at its lowest ebb.
During Queen Mary's reign, 227 men and 56 women were executed, including Bishops Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer...
We all know of the British Royal Family and how proper their vocabulary is. But...there are some completely normal words they are not allowed to say...
Elizabeth I died unmarried in 1603...and was hailed as England's famous Virgin Queen. Her death...simply helped to fuel rumours about her personal life.
Thomas Blood was not only pardoned, but he was also given land in Ireland worth £500 a year. The reasons for the king’s pardon and reward remain unknown.
These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
On January 30, 1649, King Charles I of England was executed. It was an unprecedented trial and killing of a sovereign. It was a regicide.