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.

The marriage of Philip of Habsburg and Mary Tudor and anti-Spanish sentiment in England : political economies and culture, 1553-1557

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.

The most popular girls’ names in Tudor England

What were the most popular names for girls in England during the 16th century?

An evening with Philippa Gregory : The King's Curse

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.

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