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.

Queen Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words

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Here are ten interesting (and sometimes funny) quotes from Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), one of England’s greatest monarchs.

CONFERENCES: Beyond Iconophobia: 'Decorative' art and the visual culture of Early Modern England

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.

'Noythy money': Dealing with counterfeit coins in 16th-century England

The British government will begin circulating a new £1 coin in 2017, and are placing in safeguards to prevent it from being forged. Back in the 16th century, the government of Elizabeth I also had to deal with the problems of counterfeit coins.

Places to See: Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

My visit to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge in Epping Forest.

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Sutton House: A Tudor brick home through the centuries

My visit to Sutton House, a Tudor brick home in East London, in Hackney.

Sir Francis Walsingham

Examining the life of Elizabeth I’s ‘spymaster’.

Performing at the Block: Scripting Early Modern Executions

This thesis explores the executions of noble men and women in Tudor and early Jacobean England and the theatrical representations of executions that mirrored real life spectacles of deadly punishment.

Henry VIII, rebellion and the rule of law

Henry VIII, rebellion and the rule of law Steven G. Ellis (University College, Galway) The Historical Journal, 24, 3 (1981), pp. 513-531 Abstract It has been traditional to regard the reaction of Henry VIII in the face of treason and rebellion as savage and extreme. Perhaps for this reason, historians for long considered it superfluous to […]

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