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The Forgotten Queen

When I say, ‘think of the first queen of England’, you think of Queen Mary I, but you would be wrong, in a sense. In fact, the first woman to be declared queen of England was Lady Jane Grey, England’s forgotten queen. I mentioned Lady Jane in my post all about women that deserved better, …

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What My Ancestors Would’ve Worn: Lady Margaret Donington

Margaret Donington is my 15x Great Grandmother on my mum’s side. I only discovered her recently but I’m obsessed. She was an English Tudor noblewoman who had three high profile marriages. Her first marriage was to my 15x Great Grandfather, Sir Thomas Kitson; together they had five children, including Katherine Kitson, my ancestor. Margaret was …