The review 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 beloved father King Henry VIII passes away, and the 9-year-old boy is now Edward VI, King of England. He must navigate family drama between his older half-sister Mary Tudor and his uncles, Edward and Thomas Seymour while [More]
Written by Rebecca Larson Sir Walter Raleigh A secret marriage with one of Queen Elizabeth's ladies, caused the disfavor of his queen. Their marriage appears from the outside as an amazing love story - Sir Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth "Bess" Throckmorton. Unchanged: A secret marriage with one of Queen Elizabeth's ladies, caused the disfavor of his queen. Their marriage appears from the outside as an amazing love story - Sir Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth "Bess" [More]
Written by Rebecca Larson Okay, okay, before you start throwing things at your screen hear me out a minute. For centuries, there have been rumors regarding Queen Elizabeth I of England (the Virgin Queen) having illegitimate children. These rumors began as early as 1549, when Elizabeth was just a teenager, during the reign of her brother King Edward VI.
If you'd prefer to listen to the supplemental podcast that goes with this article you can find it here: She was the most eligible woman in all of England †- Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of the great King Henry VIII and his ill-fated second wife, Anne Boleyn. So Iíve been researching Thomas Seymour off and on for the last two years, but have really focused on him in the last year. To many of you Iíll sound like a broken record, but those who are new here: [More]
Guest Post by Sarah Clement If the ladies of the Elizabethan court thought her accession would provide them with rare opportunities to involve themselves politically, they would be disappointed. Whereas, while male courtiers had traditionally found themselves at the centre of political life, it was now the ladies who controlled access to the monarch and naturally surrounded her. In theory, they could put across their opinions on the state of the realm, advise the Queen on [More]
In the last article of this series we ended with the death of Thomas Seymour in 1549, but before we move forward I'd like to step back a bit to get a bigger picture of what was to come in Elizabeth's future.¬† Listen to Part One Here: Read Part One Here:¬†Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England - Part One When King Henry VIII died on the 28th of January 1547, Elizabeth and her brother Edward were both at Ashridge when they received the news. The children clung to one [More]