“My Selfe Most Tru” (Guest Post)

Guest article by Pamela A. Marks, PhD "My Selfe Most Tru": Subtext and Survival in Two Early Letters of Elizabeth Tudor When examining the reign of Elizabeth I, and in particular her path to the throne, the student of literature and its history finds ample evidence that Elizabeth nearly lost her chance at the monarchy. In fact, she was in danger of losing her life during the reign of her half-sister Mary, the sad queen who has come down to us through the centuries as "Bloody [More]

Tudors Dynasty Podcast Poll

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The Other Seymours: Dorothy Seymour Smith Leventhorpe

Written by Rebecca Larson In my previous post about Sir Henry Seymour, I briefly mentioned another sister called Dorothy. As far as all the living Seymour siblings go it is Henry and Dorothy that we know very little about. When I decided to write an article the lesser known Seymour daughter I hoped that I could come across something that had never been published about her - that I would find some contemporary evidence that would give a glimpse at who she was as a person. [More]

Richard III: Road to Kingship

Guest article by Matthew Lewis Richard III remains one of England and Britain’s most controversial and divisive monarchs, his profile defying his brief reign of just two years between 1483 and 1485. His accession and rule remain shrouded in uncertainty and occluded by the widest possible interpretations, from a wholly good man forced to become king to an evil schemer who plotted and murdered his way to the throne. The truth, as with most things, probably lies somewhere [More]