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Book Review: “The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor” by Elizabeth Norton

Queen Elizabeth I is often known as “the Virgin Queen” because she never married. There were some men who tried to court Elizabeth, including Robert Dudley, but none could ever get her to the altar. 854 more words

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The Succession Crisis of 1553

As you may all know, I have this uncanny fascination with figureheads of power, especially monarchs. So to understand its foundations, structure, and transformation is a great interest to me. 1,256 more words


The King's Great Matter: 1533

Ok, you know the drill by now – we’re continuing our closer look at all the machinations at play through Europe during the divorce of Katherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. 2,405 more words

The House Of Tudor

The King's Great Matter: 1527

Over the next couple of weeks and months we’re going to dig into Henry VIII’s divorce from Katherine of Aragon, moving through the laborious process year by year. 2,576 more words

The House Of Tudor

England and Religion

The word ‘religion’ usually strikes fear into the hearts of many, being a word not many would like to meddle with. Now, imagine the relationship between England and religion as your average teenage couple – once used to be the best friends but because of some differences, can’t stand and want to never see each other again but can’t because the two of them are bound by handcuffs. 1,798 more words


09 Paintings, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, from the 18th & 19th C., with Footnotes. #3a

Master John (floruit 1544-1545)

Portrait of Queen Mary I (1516-1558)

“Bloody Mary”

Oil on panel

711 × 508 cm (279.9 × 200 in)

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK… 273 more words

The Queen's Fool (Philippa Gregory)

The Queen’s Fool (Philippa Gregory) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Fiction Author: G section. priced at just… 258 more words

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