Book Review: Everyday Life in Tudor London

I love books about London. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another writer falls in love with it and gets the inspiration to churn out a new chapter in this city’s unique history. While most books attempt to encompass the entire story from its Roman past to the present day (an exhausting task), […]

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Tudors

Author Roland Hui shares 10 fun and fascinating facts about Tudor Queens!

The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens: Book Tour and Giveaway!

Tudor fans! Today, we’re hosting day 1 of Roland Hui’s Book Tour and running an international contest to give away a copy of his latest novel: The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens Want a chance to win it?

Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell: Book Tour and Giveaway!

Book lovers! We’re hosting day 3 of Kyra Kramer’s Book Tour and running an international contest to give away a copy of her fascinating new book: Henry VII’s Health in a Nutshell.

Hampton Court Celebrates 500 Years!

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

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.

Which Tudor Are You?

If you were living and breathing in the 1500’s, who would you be?

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.

How to be a successful jouster in the 16th century

If you came up against Henry VIII at a jousting tournament, it might just have been advisable to let the king win.

The most popular boys’ names in Tudor England

What were the most popular names for boys in England during the 16th century? In his book Names and Naming Patterns in England 1538-1700, Scott Smith-Bannister looked at the records of tens of thousands of names to answer this question.

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