Guest Article by: P. Deegan You may think that this article is unnecessary because there is a portrait dating from 1509, the year he turned 18 and came to the English throne. This portrait is lovely yet, to me, there are problems with it. First of all is that it shows what appears to be a receding chin. No other portrait of him has this feature despite quite a large number surviving. I think that this portrait shows his chin as receding because there is a problem with [More]
Did Elizabeth of York Love Henry Tudor? Guest Article By: Samantha Wilcoxson Historians and enthusiasts of the Tudor era have debated the thoughts and emotions of Elizabeth of York through the tumultuous events that placed her on the throne as the mother of the Tudor dynasty. This young woman had clearly learned her lessons as a princess well, keeping her thoughts private and her public face serene. She has left us few clues as to her inner thoughts when her father died, [More]
The most famous Isabella of France is of course the She-Wolf of France and Queen of England as the wife of Edward II. She seized power from her husband and crowned her son instead. This Isabella (or Isabelle) of France was completely different however and she is now known to history as Saint Isabella of France. She was born around March 1224 as the daughter of Louis VIII of France, who’s nickname was the Lion, and Blanche of Castile. She was one of thirteen children [More]
York Sisters in a Tudor World Guest Article written by Samantha Wilcoxson Much is written about the York remnant after Henry Tudor came to power in 1485. The fate of men like John de la Pole and his brothers is well documented, but what about the women who suddenly found themselves on the wrong side of power? No one knew this struggle more than the daughters of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. They had been raised as royal princesses but were then named bastards [More]
The Catholic Monarchs: Isabella of Castile Guest article by: Meg The Catholic Monarchs Have you heard about Katherine of Aragon – the first unfortunate wife of Henry VIII of England? I am pretty sure you have. But do you know where she came from, whose child she was and what her parents did? Isabella and Ferdinand - The Catholic Monarchs. Surprisingly they aren't known well outside of Spain although they were one of the most powerful people of their time next to [More]
Our friend Susan Abernethy at The Freelance History Writer was nice enough to let us share with you her article, "The English Sweating Sickness." Reading this article will give you some insight on life during Tudor times and the fear of catching the sweating sickness. In doing some research on Mary Boleyn for an article, I learned that Mary’s first husband William Carey died of the “sweating sickness” or the “English Sweate” in England in the summer of 1528. Thou [More]
Story shared by Susan Abernethy of TheFreelanceHistoryWriter.com Elizabeth of York, Queen to King Henry VII of England, died in the Tower of London on February 11, 1503. She had given birth to a daughter Katherine on February 2 and never recovered. The death was a shock to her husband, her children and to the nation. Due to detailed accounts, most likely composed by a herald, we have a narration of the funeral as well as financial account records. The king ordered two [More]
Marguerite of France, Queen of England by: The Freelance History Writer, Susan Abernethy Marguerite of France, Queen of England It’s very rare to find a royal love story but Marguerite of France’s marriage fits the bill. Even though there was over forty years difference in age between Marguerite and her husband King Edward I, they managed to find domestic bliss.... For the rest of the story click HERE!