Excerpt from his new book, Brandon – Tudor Knight (Guest Post by Tony Riches)

Excerpt from his new book, Brandon – Tudor Knight (Guest Post by Tony Riches)

  New on Amazon UK and Amazon US From the author of the international bestselling Tudor Trilogy comes a true story of adventure, courtly love and chivalric loyalty.  Handsome, charismatic and a champion jouster, Sir Charles Brandon is the epitome of a Tudor Knight. A favourite of King Henry VIII, Brandon has a secret. He [...]

Why The Tudors?

Why The Tudors?

I was having a difficult time coming up with a topic for this week's podcast. I reached out to my followers on Facebook and a couple of them mentioned that they would be interested in finding out what got me interested in The Tudor dynasty in the first place. I thought it was a fantastic [...]

Monasteries (Guest Post)

Monasteries (Guest Post)

By Patricia Deegan This is an article about the buildings and grounds of the monasteries rather than the religious people within them or their religious practises. Although a number of the original Christian communities in Britain (the Celtic Church) had had monasteries, the monks during that period lived almost like hermits in separate cells within [...]

Members of Henry VIII’s Privy Council in 1540

Members of Henry VIII’s Privy Council in 1540

The Privy Council was a group of men who were advisers to the King. It included a variety of men including those from the religious sector to very important state offices, as you'll note from the list. After 1540 the Privy Council (19 men) worked together as a board having letters and warrants signed collectively [...]

Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Queen Mary's Sickness: 17 November 1558: This is taken from "Annals of Queen Elizabeth" by Sir John Hayward (1564-27 June 1627), found via public domain through National Archives. The last sickness of Queen Mary was long and hard, her body was tired, "and almost wasted, with the violence of her [...]