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 [...]

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 [...]