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.
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.
If you were living and breathing in the 1500’s, who would you be?
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.
If you came up against Henry VIII at a jousting tournament, it might just have been advisable to let the king win.
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.
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.