The Glory Of My Crown (Guest Post)

The Glory Of My Crown (Guest Post)

Guest article by Lindsey Wolf November 30, 1601. 140 members of the House of Commons collected unceremoniously in the Council Chamber of Whitehall. Kneeling in respect of their sovereign who had ruled them for these past forty three years, they both heard and recorded what was to go down as Elizabeth’s “Golden Speech.” Additionally, it [...]

Book Review: “The Raven’s Widow” by Adrienne Dillard

Book Review: “The Raven’s Widow” by Adrienne Dillard

It is through my connections to the Tudor world online that I ran into author Adrienne Dillard. Adrienne is a total sweetheart and sent me her book to review after I asked her to write an article about Jane Boleyn for my site. I already had a growing "To Be Read" pile going on but [...]

Book Review: “Elizabeth’s Rival” by Nicola Tallis

Book Review: “Elizabeth’s Rival” by Nicola Tallis

Elizabeth's Rival by Nicola Tallis When I was asked to review this book by Michael O'Mara Books I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn more about Lettice Knollys, cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England. You see, most of you probably know that my favorite monarch to study is Henry VIII, and so stepping [...]

Mary Boleyn Loses First Husband to Sweating Sickness

Mary Boleyn Loses First Husband to Sweating Sickness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mary Boleyn was most likely the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard - the family settled at Hever Castle in Kent. She is best known as the sister of Anne Boleyn, and the mistress of Henry VIII (and Francis I). It was her relationship with King Henry which [...]

Book Review: “Falcon’s Rise” by Natalia Richards

Book Review: “Falcon’s Rise” by Natalia Richards

Lately I've been binge reading?books and articles about both Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth. With Anne Boleyn it can be easy to burn out on her, especially during the month of May. Everywhere you look there is another post or image of her and discussion of her unjust execution. In the past, a majority [...]

The Boleyn Girls of Clonony Castle: Elizabeth and Mary

The Boleyn Girls of Clonony Castle: Elizabeth and Mary

Boleyn Girls: In Ireland, at Clonony Castle, there is a story of two Boleyn girls. No, not the Anne and Mary Boleyn we all know so well but the Irish Elizabeth and Mary Boleyn - possible descendants of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Wait. Did she just say George Boleyn, Lord Rochford? But he didn't have [...]

Illegitimate Children of Henry VIII

Illegitimate Children of Henry VIII

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many ruling English monarchs fathered illegitimate children – Henry VIII was no exception. The one illegitimate child we know the most about is Henry Fitzroy, son of Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount. Henry Fitzroy – Born 15 June 1519 Henry Fitzroy was born 15 June 1519 to Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount and Henry VIII. [...]

Mary Boleyn – Guest Article by Susan Abernethy

Mary Boleyn – Guest Article by Susan Abernethy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Most people know the story of Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIIIs six wives. Few people know that Anne had an older sister Mary who was the mistress of two kings. Theres a reason shes not well known. The best evidence that can be found suggests Mary Boleyn [...]