Drugs and The Tudors: Drug Use Isn’t a New Phenomenon (Guest Post)

Guest post by Sharon Torres The Tudor dynasty is pretty well known in history having been popularized by icons like Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, and Edward VI. While we may have much of the Tudors in history books, there remains one question that lingers in minds of people: “Was drug use common in times of Tudor?” [...]

The Life of Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset

The Life of Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset

As the only child of Sir Edward Stanhope and Elizabeth Bourchier, Anne Stanhope became the sole heiress of her father's estate at the age of one. Through her mother's side of the family Anne was descended from King Edward III of England through his son, Thomas of Woodstock. After the death of Edward Stanhope, Anne's [...]

Researching the Tudors (Guest Post)

Researching the Tudors (Guest Post)

Today we welcome best-selling author, Tony Riches, whose newest book, "Henry" (from his Tudor Trilogy) has reached #1 on Amazon. Congratulations to Tony! Researching the Tudor Trilogy – Tony Riches The idea for the Tudor Trilogy came to me when I began looking into the life of Owen Tudor, the Welsh servant who married a [...]

Introducing My Tudors Dynasty Podcast Page

Introducing My Tudors Dynasty Podcast Page

Hello! As you may or may not know already, I have started a separate site where I will be posting podcasts for your listening pleasure. I shared my first one the Tudors Dynasty Facebook page (and Twitter page) for free and I'm very excited about all the positive feedback I've received thus far. I'm already working [...]

Was Halloween Started by the Tudors?

Was Halloween Started by the Tudors?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); History of Halloween Over 2,000 years ago the Celts celebrated summer's end, or Samhain, on the 1st of November which marked the end of harvest and the beginning of winter. The night before Samhain, people believed the dead returned as ghosts. By leaving food and wine on their doorstep they [...]

Tudor Marys

Tudor Marys

Guest article by P. Deegan Every time I read something about the Tudor period, there always seems to be a ‘Mary’ somewhere. When a number of them are major players then it gets even more confusing to read about them. So I thought I’d do a quick guide about some of them for those new [...]

Dishing with the Tudors: My Adventures in Renaissance Comedy

Dishing with the Tudors:  My Adventures in Renaissance Comedy

Guest Article by: JoAnn Spears Dishing with the Tudors:  My adventures in Renaissance comedy I am one of those people who ‘reads out’ a subject or author of interest. That took some doing with Jean Plaidy’s canon of eighty-odd historical fiction novels.  Having started in on the task at the age of twelve, with The [...]