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 [...]

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 [...]

“Divers Children,” The Many Pregnancies of Katharine of Aragon

“Divers Children,” The Many Pregnancies of Katharine of Aragon

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest article by Lissa Bryan On June 21, 1529 Katharine of Aragon entered a courtroom at Blackfriars. A hearing had been convened by papal agents to rule on the question of the legitimacy of her marriage to King Henry VIII. Henry claimed he had sinned by marrying his brother’s widow [...]

Illegitimate Daughter of Charles V: Margaret of Parma (Guest Post)

Illegitimate Daughter of Charles V: Margaret of Parma (Guest Post)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Part One by Heather R. Darsie Margaret of Parma was born 5 July 1522 to the twenty-two-year-old holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his paramour, Johanna van der Gheenst. She was born in Oudenaarde, Netherlands.  Margaret was the eldest of all of Charles’ children. Charles met Johanna during a six [...]

The Marriages Of Alice Chaucer (Guest Post)

The Marriages Of Alice Chaucer (Guest Post)

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Guest post by Michéle Schindler Alice Chaucer was a formidable lady. Living to nearly 71 years of age, she was a royal confidante and friend, mother-in-law to a king`s sister, a politican and a reviled widow in her time. Though born a commoner, she moved in royal circles, her approval [...]

Book Review: “The Boy King” by Janet Wertman

Book Review: “The Boy King” by Janet Wertman

The review of this wonderfully written book was written and shared by Heidi Malagisi of Adventures of a Tudor Nerd In 1547, young Prince Edward is having the time of his life studying and hoping to one day take part in a tournament. He has not a care in the world. That is until his [...]

Tudor Rivals: The Scorned Rose and England’s Precious Jewel

Tudor Rivals: The Scorned Rose and England’s Precious Jewel

Guest article by Anthony Ruggiero  The Tudor Dynasty of England, spanning from the late fifteenth century into the early seventeenth century, was a fascinating drama, filled with intrigue, lust and murder. The dynasty’s monarchs were its main characters whose relationships impacted the country socially, economically and politically. Such relationships included Queen Mary I and King [...]

Creating A Modern Version of The Decameron

Creating A Modern Version of The Decameron

Let’s do like they did in the 14th century during the outbreak of the Black Death. As some of you are self-quarantining, or self-isolating, let’s use the inspiration of Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio who compiled: 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just [...]