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An Interview with Sarah Bryson

I have been interested in Sarah Bryson’s work ever since I met her in September 2016. She has been researching Charles Brandon, Henry VIII’s brother-in-law and Henry’s sister, Mary Tudor for the past ten or so years. 2,286 more words

Henry VIII

Elizabeth Woodville: More Than Just A Pretty Face

The first thing that seems to come up in most biographies of Elizabeth Woodville is her phenomenal beauty. Legend has it that one look at her blonde beauty and King Edward IV threw caution to the wind to marry her. 2,464 more words


HISTORICAL BOOK REVIEW SERIES: 'Mary: Tudor Princess' by Tony Riches

From the author of the international best-selling Tudor Trilogy, the true story of the Tudor dynasty continues with the daughter of King Henry VII, sister to King Henry VIII. 839 more words


Charles Brandon's Letter to the King

On the 22nd April 1515 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk wrote a desperate letter to Henry VIII pledging his loyalty and service after his secret marriage to Henry’s sister, Mary Tudor. 437 more words

Ranking the Horrible Histories Songs: Part Four, 20-11

We’ve made it to the top twenty! And I fear this is where it starts to get controversial, because I’m pretty certain you’re not all going to agree with my rankings. 939 more words

Past And Present

Queen Mary I of England Washes the Feet of the Poor

Queen Mary I of England was known for her piety and religious fervor. During her reign, there were about sixty religious processions and celebrations which allowed the ordinary citizens to make evident their piety as well as their devotion to their sovereign. 529 more words

Medieval History

Book Review - La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters

By Nathen Amin

It is never easy to emerge from the considerable shadow of Henry VIII, but it’s fair to say that during her brief life, the mighty king’s younger sister Mary tried her damndest to seize at least some of the attention. 769 more words

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