Francis Walsingham did not murder Mary of Guise; she died of natural causes. Walsingham was not a gay man. He also did not murder a small youngster. Walsingham was a happy married man who was very devout, and his daughter married two great poets: Sir Philip Sidney and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. It is untrue that Walsingham was responsible for the death of Elizabeth's father, Henry VIII.
The story that he killed her mother, Margaret Tudor, in order to have her inheritance is also false. When Margaret died in 1557, she willed her property to her husband, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. This included the dukedom, which was restored to Margaret's son, King Edward VI. After Edward's death in 1553, the crown passed to Lady Jane Grey until she too died without an heir. The next in line was Mary, Queen of Scots, but she was only nine years old at the time. Thus, the throne went to Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria, who had been first in line after Margaret's son, King Edward VI.
As you can see, this story is just another example of how people love to blame others for their own problems. If you are poor, blame your parents. If you are homeless, blame society. If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, blame your upbringing. If you are unhappy with your life, try to find someone else to blame it on!
When Theobald died in 1161, Henry appointed Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury. Becket turned himself from a pleasure-seeking courtier to a solemn, plain-clothed preacher. On December 29, 1170, four knights assaulted and assassinated Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, believing the king wanted Becket out of the way. In fact, the murder resulted in Becket being declared a saint.
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in England. It was built between 1081 and 1138 by Archbishop Thurstan on the orders of King Cnut. The cathedral has been described as "the finest example of Norman architecture in Britain."
The assassination of Becket brought about the end of the reign of Henry II. As well as being an incompetent ruler, he had become very unpopular because of his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Citizens across England were outraged that someone who wasn't royalty should have authority over them. They didn't feel like they had a voice in lawmaking or governance so they did what anyone would do today: they protested outside parliament and refused to pay their taxes. This led to more violence and the start of the War of the Roses. Within three years of Becket's death, there was fighting all over England between supporters of Theobald and those of Henry II. The war ended with the Battle of St. Albans in 1455 and Theobald was finally overthrown.
Between August and November 1888, he murdered at least five women, all prostitutes, in or around London's East End's Whitechapel quarter. Jack the Ripper was never apprehended or identified. The murder locations are now the center of a macabre tourism business in London.
Jack the Ripper killed five women in five months. A more violent individual could not be found in history. Although the murders have been subject to many theories, no one person has ever been convicted of them.
The Whitechapel district of London is on the edge of the City of London; both areas are part of the E1 postcode district. Whitechapel is a neighborhood within the borough of Tower Hamlets. It is bordered by Mile End to the east, Stratford to the south, St Paul's to the west, and Aldgate to the north.
The Whitechapel district is known for its large population of immigrants from eastern Europe. Many of these people work in the surrounding markets or factories.
On 8 September 1888, Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols was walking home from her job as a charwoman when she was attacked by an unknown man. He stabbed her 41 times and left her body in an alley behind Pudding Lane. This is where the name "Jack the Ripper" came from.
Historians have long assumed Tresham penned the letter, although this theory has yet to be verified. Catesby and Wintour were both suspicious of him and threatened to kill him, but he was able to persuade them differently. On December 23, 1605, he died of natural causes. He was buried on Christmas Day at Holy Trinity Church in London.
Tresham had many enemies, including some within the family itself. His wife had inherited money from her father and some believe she tried to replace Wintour with another sister as leader of the movement. There are also stories that she had an affair with Catesby and when he found out he had a violent reaction against her. She was imprisoned for a while but was later released.
After Tresham's death, Thomas Wintour became the new leader of the movement. In April 1606, he wrote a letter to King James I accusing Catesby of planning to blow up Parliament during the state opening on May 5. The letter caused Catesby to become a suspect in the eyes of the law and he was arrested along with Tom Ward. They were all found guilty of treason and sentenced to die. However, due to lack of evidence against them, their sentences were commuted to imprisonment.