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... story of Catherine Howard (Henry’s 5th wife and Anne Boleyn’s cousin). You meet Culpeper who Catherine was having an affair with and her lady-in-waiting, Jane Boleyn (pic 5). You follow along as evidence is brought forward (pic 6) of the affair resulting in all of them losing their heads. Considering poor Catherine was 16 years old and married to a 50 year old, it’s not terribly surprising.
... we had to find Greyfriar's Bobby. It is a statue
Greyfriar's Kirk (Church) to commemorate a brave little dog who, after his
to keep vigil at his grave every day for the next 16 years! After paying homage
to the wee Bob, we caught the right bus, secured opening night tickets to Twist
and rocked the King's Theatre along ...
... way and are hard to navigate. It took me a long time to find the Royal Opera at Covent Garden. Inside the Covent Garden Market there were musicians playing. I headed over to the National Gallery since I was close. I'm glad I did as Da Vinci's Madonna of the Rocks is in there, along with some Van Eyck's and Raphael's. Some of the famous paintings were in rooms that were closed today.
I decided to head over to the ...
... to gather. The changing of the guards included the horses today. We decided to stay (along with a billion other people) to see what the fuss is all about.
Well......it was cool, but one of those "just do it once and never again" kind of things. The guards are all dressed very smartly in their red and blue with black, bear fur hats. There was the Royal Guard band playing, the Royal Horse Guard, and the Royal Guards ...
... getting out for the loo :) Also, I'm on the A380 Airbus, which apparently is one of the bigger planes (double decker/story) and has more leg room than we did on the coach. But then again, maybe you should ask me how I felt about the flight after it's over. I have learnt a lot during this trip. Not only about travelling and exploring, but also about myself. I am happy to say that I managed to stay calm and relaxed even in a few ...