Richard Empson and Edmund Dudley were two of King Henry VII’s closest advisors. When King Henry VIII took the throne, he knew that these two ministers were not popular in England for their financial decisions during the reign of his father. So he exaggerated some charges and both men were eventually executed.
Atomic Blonde is a film I heard about awhile back. I like Charlize Theron as an actress but I will say her movies aren’t usually the best. Which isn’t really her fault, directing and writing plays a bigger part most of the time instead of the actors. James McAvoy is also in it and whileContinue reading “Things I Hate: Atomic Blonde (2018 Film)”
King Henry VII actually built a fortune by getting alum from the Ottoman Empire, which was used to dye fabric.
Counting all speakers, English is the most commonly spoken language in the world. While native speakers only count for 379 million people, people who speak it as a second or third language total 753 million. Add these numbers together and they barely edge out Mandarin Chinese.
Before becoming king, George I of Great Britain’s wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle had an affair with a Swedish count named Philip Christoph von Königsmarck. He disappeared and was presumably murdered.