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Anna, Duchess of Cleves by Heather Darise

Anna of Cleves book

Heather Darise explores the life of Anna, Duchess of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII in her new book titled Anna, Duchess of Cleves The King’s ‘Beloved Sister.’ The book takes a fresh look at Anna from the perspective of her upbringing in the Holy Roman Empire. Heather uses primary documents, including official marrage…

History, shopping, bagpipes mingle on Royal Mile

The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine – and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, with its simple white nave and curvy chancel, has seen many a Scottish bride marry her warrior – and still holds…

History, shopping and the sound of bagpipes mingle along Edinburgh’s main street

“I will make a palace fit for you and me. Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.” — Robert Louis Stevenson The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine — and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny…