The War of Words: Eikon Basilike and the Martyrdom of Charles I


The glory attending my death will far surpass all I could enjoy or conceive in life – King Charles I

The Role of Religion in the Politics of the Northern Rebellion of 1569

Thomas Percy, Earl of Northumberland

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

Philip of Habsburg and Mary Tudor

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.

Female barrenness, bodily access and aromatic treatments in seventeenth-century England

woman womb

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

tudor marriage

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.

The English Sweating Sickness

Royal 20 C.VII, f.78v

There were outbreaks of the sweating sickness in England in 1485, 1502, 1507, 1528 and 1551.

The Malleus Maleficarum and King James: Defining Witchcraft

Malleus Maleficarum

The reprinting of the Malleus at this time has often led to the belief that the medieval text played a large role in this rise in witch hunts. However, a comparison of the Malleus to later works shows a shift in the definitions of witchcraft during the early modern era.

Mary, Queen of Scots


It’s time to revisit all the incredible and memorable adventures of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Nell Gwyn, Mistress of King Charles II of England

Nell always remained faithful to the King. He was her greatest friend.

Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England

Amidst all the commotion created by King Charles II’s sex life and flamboyant mistresses, there actually was a Queen.

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