Guest Article By P. Deegan Part 1: The Rise - Mainly Katherine vs Anne This article was going to be about the downfall of Anne Boleyn. However I believe her downfall must be seen within the context of their whole relationship so this article now covers her rise as well as her fall. There is a certain amount of personal speculation within this but it is written as an internet article so I feel I can have a little leeway in the composition. Part One covers the first 7-8 [More]
I know I am not the only one who stares at portraits and compares them to find similar facial features. Someone suggested a side by side of their portraits to see which parent each child looks most like. I did my best to find images that looked similar. Please weigh in - in the comment section below! Hope you enjoy!
The Tudor Dynasty began when Henry VII took the throne of England, married Elizabeth of York and had children. You could argue that the Tudor dynasty began with Margaret Beaufort and Edmund Tudor or maybe even Catherine of Valois and Owen Tudor. For now, let's assume it began with Henry and Elizabeth. To make things a little easier to understand I tried to color code: Green: Children of Henry VII & Elizabeth of York (E.o.Y) Purple: Descendants of Margaret Tudor Blue: [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]
Infanta Katherine of Aragon Birth: 15/16 December 1485, Palace of Bishop of Toledo Parents: Ferdinand II of Aragon & Isabella l of Castile Katherine of Aragon was named after her great-grandmother, Katherine of Lancaster - daughter of John of Gaunt and his second wife, Infanta Constance of Castile. Henry VII also descended from John of Gaunt and his third wife. John of Gaunt was son of Edward III. Technically speaking, Katherine of Aragon had a stronger claim [More]
Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales Guest Article by Susan Abernethy Website: The Freelance History Writer Henry Tudor’s Lancastrian claim to the throne of England was weak at best. In August of 1485, he defeated the Yorkist King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and established the Tudor dynasty as King Henry VII. To cement his claim he married the eldest daughter of King Edward IV, Elizabeth of York. They were to have four children who survived infancy. Arth [More]