Originally St. Frideswide Priory, the church was taken over by Cardinal Wolsey in 1522 CE. Wolsey had planned to make this the site of his college – Cardinal College. However, after falling out with Henry VIII, the church came under control of the Crown. By 1546, King Henry had elevated the church to the status of a cathedral, and opened Christ Church College.
Completed in 1495 CE, Broughty Castle played a role in the War of the Rough Wooing (1543-1551). After Scotland’s defeat in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (1547), the owner of Broughty Castle – Lord Gray of Foullis – surrendered the fortification to the English in exchange for money and fishing rights. It was 1550 before the Scots – with the help of the French – were able to recapture the castle; however, by that point the war was effectively over.
Tomb of Henry IV and Joan of Navarre Canterbury, Kent
Born in Bolingbroke Castle, Henry went on to overthrow his cousin Richard II to become King of England and Lord of Ireland in 1399 CE. His reign was characterised by a series of failed uprisings. Beginning with the Epiphany Rising (1400), followed by the Glyndŵr Rising in Wales (1400-1415) and the Percy Rebellion in the north of England (1402-1408). Succumbing to illness in 1413, Henry IV gave orders to be interred in Canterbury Cathedral – the only monarch to do so.
Princess Elizabeth inspecting the Grenadier Guards at Windsor Castle. The Princess was appointed Colonel of the Regiment on her 16th birthday, and this was her first official public engagement. April 21, 1942.