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The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, England’s Nazareth (24th September)

An ancient and little-known English shrine dedicated to Our Lady is that of Our Lady of Walsingham. The first account of this shrine appears in a ballad published by Richard Pynson in the late 1400’s. The story goes that in the … Continue reading

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A sad reminder of the art lost in the years after the Reformation

from:http://www.catholicherald.co.uk A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed By Leanda de Lisle ‘We think of Henry VIII and the … Continue reading


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Henry VIII’s most tragic victim.

Historians have neglected Henry VIII’s most tragic victim Fascinating books have been written about Anne Boleyn, but the story of her cousin Katherine Howard perhaps commands greater sympathy Headless ladies are always good for business, so I was delighted to … Continue reading

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