Marry in Secret, Repent in the Tower (Guest Post)

Marry in Secret, Repent in the Tower (Guest Post)

Marry in secret, repent in the Tower: Walter Raleigh’s marriage and imprisonment.  By R.N. Morris, author of Fortune’s Hand.  It is said that after Walter Raleigh’s death, his widow Bess carried his mummified head around in a velvet bag. If true, it says a lot about the peculiar bond of affection that existed between them (emphasis [...]

The Other Seymours: John Seymour, Son of Katherine Fillol

The Other Seymours: John Seymour, Son of Katherine Fillol

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); PlayersI have no delusions that this article will not be confusing with all the Edwards and Johns, and it's because of that I've included this list of players to help you differentiate between them: Edward Seymour/Sir Edward - Later Duke of Somerset, married both Katherine Fillol and Anne Stanhope. Sir [...]

The Plague of 1536-7 and Jane Seymour’s Delayed Coronation

The Plague of 1536-7 and Jane Seymour’s Delayed Coronation

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest article by Sylvia Barbara Soberton The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in a way that has not been seen since the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. We live our lives knowing that a dangerous virus is out there, killing people every day. We are not used to this. When [...]

Jane the Fool

Jane the Fool

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hear the podcast I did about Jane the Fool with MORE DETAILS! Guest article by Stephanie Stohrer The earliest references to what we know as court jesters, or fools, date back to the 5th dynasty of Egypt, whose Pharaohs employed Pygmies as dancers and buffoons. For centuries, royalty and nobility [...]

Catherine of Aragon and Elizabeth I (Guest Post)

Catherine of Aragon and Elizabeth I (Guest Post)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest article by Samantha K Cohen Catherine of Aragon was born on December 16th 1485, the year Henry VII established the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth I died March 24th 1603, the year James VI of Scotland became James I of England.   As a child of three, Catherine of Aragon, the youngest [...]

NEW SEASON: Tracy Borman, Jane Boleyn and Lady Anne Clifford

NEW SEASON: Tracy Borman, Jane Boleyn and Lady Anne Clifford

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It's been awhile since I've shared my podcast with all of you - in case you didn't know, I supplemented my website with a podcast in February 2017. I told a lot of stories about people and events in Tudor England, and then I moved to interviewing authors and historians. [...]

Tudor Etiquette (Guest Post)

Tudor Etiquette (Guest Post)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest article by Rose Rylotte The Tudors are often depicted as messy or ill-mannered ruffians.  However, they were impeccably dressed and carried themselves with honor and dignity. Starting off with personal hygiene, since they believed disease entered the body through open pores of the skin they did not bathe as [...]