Victorians became enamoured with the occult, mediums, magic, séances and ghosts to name but a few. Here are 5 creepy things that were popular during the Victorian period.
What some people may not know is that Shakespeare invented a great many common words too. Are we familiar with some of these words? L
Want to know how to Kiss? Or how to get slim in just 14 days? Take a look at these ten tips from Early Modern England, part of the new book Ask the Past
Doth thee knoweth Shakespearean English?
A look at how Georgians kept house: The Housekeeping Book of Susanna Whatman 1776 – 1800.
It’s the most famous play ever staged, but how well do you know William Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Can you spot the Hamlet quote amongst the other literary greats? Will you get a perfect score? Is it to be, or not to be?
26 questions covering more than two thousand years of English history!
Articles about Early Modern England
The glory attending my death will far surpass all I could enjoy or conceive in life – King Charles I
On 14 November, 1569, Thomas Percy, seventh Earl of Northumberland, and Charles Neville, sixth earl of Westmoreland, called on all Catholics to take up arms in defence of their true faith as they occupied the Northern city of Durham.
The marriage of Philip of Habsburg and Mary Tudor and anti-Spanish sentiment in England : political economies and culture, 1553-1557
This thesis examines the early part of Mary I’s reign, focusing on her marriage to Philip of Habsburg and the marginalisation of their co-monarchy in Tudor historiography.
Across the seventeenth century medical self-help manuals noted that aromatic substances were a suitable remedy for female barrenness.
Never the Twain Shall Part: A Comparison and Analysis of Irish and English Marriage Laws Following the English Conquest of Ireland
The expansion of English rule into Ireland during the reign of the Tudors has generated a tremendous amount of historical writing. Within this subject, several schools of thought have emerged. One has examined the English invasion in light of the Tudors themselves.
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Seven year itch: evidence suggests Henry VIII may have been close to taking a seventh wife before his death
The Tudor monarch King Henry VIII is perhaps best known for his penchant for marriage, famously taking six wives during his lifetime – and now a recently published book suggests that Henry was about to take a seventh before getting cold feet and calling the whole thing off.
Shakespeare’s religious beliefs are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate.
Pull on a Christmas cracker this year and you’ll likely receive a set of mini screwdrivers, a paper-thin party hat and a cheesy joke suggesting that the Father Christmas of the cat world is in fact named ‘Santa Paws’. According to a University of Leicester Professor, if we were to step back in time Christmas […]
If you came up against Henry VIII at a jousting tournament, it might just have been advisable to let the king win.
The University of Durham will carry out further tests on 28 individuals discovered in a mass grave, after an initial analysis failed to uncover their origins and identity.