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.
If you came up against Henry VIII at a jousting tournament, it might just have been advisable to let the king win.
British author Philippa Gregory delighted a packed auditorium last night in Toronto, as she spoke about the way she writes historical fiction, her views on Henry VIII, and the travails of going on tour.
Nancy Bilyeau takes a look at two recent books about King Henry VIII – Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII, and Henry VIII: the Life and Rule of England’s Nero
If you lived in the Tudor era, which one of Henry VIII’s unfortunate wives would you have been?
The following piece is my summary of a brilliant paper given by Tara Hamling on at the Institute of Historical Research on art, religion and visual culture in Early Modern England.
My visit to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge in Epping Forest.
What did it mean to be a queen consort in the 1540s? What did it mean to be a Queen consort at the end of the Middle Ages? Four authors: Linda Porter, Vanora Bennett, Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson, examine the lives of Catherine of Valois and Catherine Parr.
My visit to Sutton House, a Tudor brick home in East London, in Hackney.
He may have considered becoming a monk but eventually decided to remain a layman after marrying and becoming a Member of Parliament. He was to wear a hair shirt under his clothes for the rest of his life, emulating the Carthusians.