Bessie Blount and Her Son: Henry Fitzroy

Bessie Blount and Her Son: Henry Fitzroy

Elizabeth Blount came to court as a maid-of-honor to Katherine of Aragon.  A maid-of-honor was considered a junior attendant under lady-in-waiting to the queen. She was more commonly known as Bessie.  Bessie was the daughter of Sir John Blount and Catherine Pershall.  Her father, Sir John, was known to be extremely loyal to the royal family. [...]

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 1 – 3

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 1 – 3

If you haven't had a chance to check out "The Shadow of the Tower" series yet, now is your chance.  I've shared the first three episodes below.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! https://youtu.be/GC9fGIDGqDM   https://youtu.be/3MCqqZ8xfuQ   https://youtu.be/ZcEMR80NKxk

Margaret Pole: Short Video History

Margaret Pole: Short Video History

I found a short 5-minute video on YouTube called, "Lady Margaret" - about the life of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. It's very entertaining and educational at the same time, please take a minute to check it out as it was created by Historic Royal Palaces. It touches base on the Wars of the Roses, [...]

This Day in History: 19 June

This Day in History: 19 June

1540 - Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex arrested & imprisoned on June 19, 1540. From the son of a blacksmith to the 1st Earl of Essex, Thomas Cromwell's fortunes grew, as did his friendship with Henry Vlll. That friendship with Henry is what inevitably caused his demise. Henry Vlll was an irrational man -- Thomas did [...]