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Thoughts on Henry VIII's Wives: Katherine of Aragon

Though I had not heard this particular saying until two years ago, it’s a common and helpful tool to remembering the six wives of Henry VIII: 1,299 more words

Eleanor Brandon, Countess of Cumberland...

It is sometimes easy to forget that Henry VIII had more than one English niece who featured in his will.  Henry’s sister, Mary Tudor, married Charles Brandon who was elevated to Duke of Suffolk.   958 more words

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Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory

My first thoughts about this novel was that like a couple of Gregory’s other books it was a bit repetitive in places. Margaret is constantly reminding us that she is a Tudor and of her rivalry with Katherine that you feel like she is saying the same thing over and over. 544 more words

Her majesty's a pretty nice girl...

I have been reading ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory and I find myself aggravated and intrigued by turns… 416 more words

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Mary - Tudor Princess, queen of France and duchess of Suffolk

The picture behind today’s advent calendar is Henry VIII’s sister Princess Mary who was known for her beauty. Mary was betrothed to the future Charles V of Spain in December 1507 when she was thirteen prior to her marriage to the elderly King Louis of France in 1514. 360 more words

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LA PETITE BOULAIN by G Lawrence @TudorTweep #HistFic the early years of Anne Boleyn #Tudors

La Petite Boulain by G. Lawrence
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four point five stars
La Petite Boulain is historical fiction about the young years of the life of Anne Boleyn. 559 more words


The Fine Line Between Bastard and Princess

By Guest Blogger Samantha Wilcoxson

The Tudor era was a difficult time to live. While we are attracted to stories of the glittering court and soap opera type drama, no one was immune to the shifts of power and turning of fortune’s wheel that could, and often did, bring one from the pinnacle of power to the depths of despair. 991 more words