“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 [...]

The Other Seymours: Dorothy Seymour Smith Leventhorpe

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 [...]

Richard III: Road to Kingship

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 [...]