Queen Mary’s False Pregnancies

Queen Mary’s False Pregnancies

On the 19th of July 1553, Mary Tudor was declared Queen of England. From that moment (and obviously prior to it) she understood the importance of having an heir. For if she did not produce an heir her sister Elizabeth would keep England Protestant. It was very important for Mary to return England to Rome [...]

The Relationships of Lady Mary Tudor: Henry VIII and His Consort Katherine Parr (Part 1)

The Relationships of Lady Mary Tudor: Henry VIII and His Consort Katherine Parr (Part 1)

Guest Article by Meg McGath Repost from TudorQueen6 - The Life and Family of Queen Katherine Parr (10 August 2012) Throughout the reign of Henry VIII, as many know, he had six different wives. The first of these wives was the daughter of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, Infanta [...]

Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster

Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster

Guest article written by: Alan Freer  Throughout Elizabeth I’s reign England was in constant danger both from external and internal threats. Spain and France looked north and regarded the country as heretic and a potential enemy to their expanding empires. At home, the supporters of Mary Tudor, the late Queen, looked to another Mary, Mary, [...]

Did Elizabeth of York Love Henry Tudor? (Guest Article)

Did Elizabeth of York Love Henry Tudor? (Guest Article)

Did Elizabeth of York Love Henry Tudor? Guest Article By: Samantha Wilcoxson Historians and enthusiasts of the Tudor era have debated the thoughts and emotions of Elizabeth of York through the tumultuous events that placed her on the throne as the mother of the Tudor dynasty. This young woman had clearly learned her lessons as [...]

Henry’s Children – Which Parent Do They Look Most Like?

Henry’s Children – Which Parent Do They Look Most Like?

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 [...]

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk (Guest article)

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk (Guest article)

Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk by Susan Abernethy Website: The Freelance History Writer We would like to continue our series on Tudor queens by examining the life of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII. She began as a victim of circumstances but ended up marrying the love of [...]

Henry VIII’s Best Friend: Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Henry VIII’s Best Friend: Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Charles Brandon Born: circa end of 1483/early 1484 Death: 22 August 1545 Parents: Sir William Brandon & Elizabeth Bruyn Marriage #1: Margaret (Neville) Mortimer (the widow of John Mortimer) Marriage #2: Anne Browne Marriage #3: Mary Tudor, Queen Dowager of France (Henry VIII's sister) Marriage #4: Catherine Willoughby Children: Anne Brandon, Baroness Grey of Powis [...]