Documentary Sunday – Overnight at Hever Castle

Over time, it gets difficult to maintain a series like Documentary Sunday and post a new interesting video every week.  I usually schedule my posts to automatically update every week, but even that gets hard to do when you can’t find anything to post or when life gets in the way.  That being said, I’m going to start posting shorter videos until further notice as summer classes begin at college for me.  This is one such.

On Friday, May 19, it was the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution and historian Hayley Nolan, who does the History Review podcast, posted a video where she stayed the night in the late queen’s childhood home at Hever Castle in Kent, about thirty miles away from London.  Anne lived here during her early childhood until she was sent to school in the Netherlands and from there traveled to the court of France.  When she returned to England as an adult, she stayed here again, brushing off love letters from a smitten Henry VIII, who at the time was still married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.  Nolan got the opportunity to spend the night at Hever and shared her experience on her website, facebook and twitter.  I thought I would share it with you all as well.


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1882 – Jesse James is Murdered

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One of the most famous bank robbers in American history was killed in his own home by one of his own gang members in 1882.  Brothers Charley and Robert Ford joined the infamous James-Younger Gang hoping for an opportunity to capture James and bring him in in exchange for the massive bounty on his head.  According to the brothers, James laid down his revolvers on the sofa in his St. Joseph, Missouri home and climbed a ladder to dust a picture.  Once his back was turned, Robert Ford shot him in the back of the head and he died at the age of 33.

In the aftermath of James’ death, the Ford brothers were charged with murder, but pardoned by the Governor, and in 1884, Charley committed suicide while his younger brother was himself murdered in 1892.  James himself was buried at his family farm in Kearney, Missouri before his body was moved to the local cemetery, where he rests today with his wife Zerelda Mimms.  His mother wrote the epitaph that can still be seen on his original tombstone, which states that he was “Murdered by a Traitor and Coward Whose Name is not Worthy to Appear Here.”

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