The Massacre of Glencoe took place in the Scottish Highlands in 1692. About 30 members of Clan MacDonald were murdered by government forces after they allegedly refused to pledge loyalty to their new monarchs, William III and Mary II.
Things I Like: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Netflix Limited Series)
My wife is a fan of the Bridgerton television series on Netflix. Queen Charlotte is a prequel limited series that she wanted me to watch with her, despite me never seeing an episode of Bridgerton. With it being a prequel, I agreed as I should have not been confused. I had no idea that Bridgerton…
(Not So) Fun Fact: Death of King Henry VIII’s Bastard Uncle Arthur Plantagenet
King Henry VIII had in imprisoned his illegitimate uncle Arthur Plantagenet, when a town in Calais was connected with treason to betray the region to France. Arthur remained in the Tower of London for 2 years until his innocence was ultimately undeniable. When the Tudor King pardoned him, Arthur suffered a heart attack and died….
Fun Fact: The Roman King Son Of King John of England
King John’s son Richard did not succeed him as his first son Henry did, as Henry III. But Richard actually did become king in a different land as King of the Romans, which actually was a fancy name for King of Germany.
(Not So) Fun Fact: What King John Did To His Niece Eleanor
While King John likely had his nephew Arthur murdered because he was the son of his older brother, he also imprisoned his niece Eleanor for being a threat. As both siblings were better claimants to the throne of England than himself.