Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots – Fleeting Glimpse

Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters […]… Continue reading Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots – Fleeting Glimpse

Mistresses of King Charles II: Catherine Pegge and Elizabeth Killigrew

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Catherine Pegge and Elizabeth Killigrew Catherine (Katherine) Pegge Catherine Pegge was the daughter of Thomas… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Catherine Pegge and Elizabeth Killigrew

Mistresses of King Charles II: Barbara Villiers

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Barbara Villiers. Barbara Villiers: 27 November – 9 October 1709 Diarist, Sam Pepys recorded often about Barbara’s… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Barbara Villiers

Mistresses of King Charles II: Lucy Walter

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Lucy Walter. Please keep in mind, it was rumored that they wed but there is no… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Lucy Walter

Mistresses of King Charles II: Moll Davis

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Moll Davis. Mary “Moll” Davis: 1648 (England) – 1708 (England) Famous diarist, Samuel Pepys said… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Moll Davis

Mistresses of King Charles II: Louise de Kéroualle

Charles Stuart loved women…even before he became King of England. We’re going to take a look at the women who Charles bedded, had children with but didn’t wed during his lifetime (that I’m aware of). This week we’re learning about Louise de Kéroualle. Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth: 6 September 1649 (France) – 14 November 1734… Continue reading Mistresses of King Charles II: Louise de Kéroualle