1603 AD: Shakespearean London

What kind of a place was Shakespeare’s London? We’re taking a peek into the first lecture of the series, a ‘teaser’ on London in 1603.

Hampton Court Celebrates 500 Years!

Thinking of visiting Hampton Court? Check out this list of things to see while you’re there!

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

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

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

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’.

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