Born in the 16th Century

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudor monarchs, reigned over England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her…

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Born 14 May 1553 – Margaret of Valois

Margaret of Valois, also known as Queen Margot, was a French princess born on May 14, 1553, at the Château…

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Born 23 April 1564 – William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist, was born in…

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Born 13 April 1519 – Catherine de’ Medici

Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was a powerful and controversial figure who left an indelible mark on French history. Born on…

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Oliver Cromwell

In the heart of the 17th century, England was a nation at war with itself, a stage ripe for the…

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Anne Boleyn

“And thus I take my leave of this world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to…

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Johannes Kepler

“Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.” – Johannes Kepler. Johannes Kepler…

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Guy Fawkes

A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.” – Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes Biography Guy Fawkes was born on 13 April…

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Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici Biography Catherine de Medici was a formidable woman. She was the daughter of nobility, the mother of…

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Mary I, Queen of England

“When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my heart.” – Mary I of England Mary…

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