January 2016 Tudor Life magazine is out now

| December 31, 2015

January 2016 Tudor Life magazine is out now

The January 2016 edition of Tudor Life, the magazine of the Tudor Society, is out now! You can enjoy a taster/teaser over at the Tudor Society website – click here. It’s a special Elizabeth I edition – 40 of its 80 pages are devoted to the Virgin Queen, and its Elizabeth I themed articles include: […]

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

| December 11, 2015

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

A big welcome to historian Elizabeth Norton who joins us today for a guest post on the subject of her latest book The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor. Over to Elizabeth… June 1547. The court of Edward VI was stunned by the news that the queen dowager – Catherine Parr – had married the boy king’s […]

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

| December 1, 2015

My Favourite Ruin: Kenilworth Castle and a giveaway

On the second stop of the book tour for Tudor Places of Great Britain I’m over at QueenAnneBoleyn.com sharing an article about the ruins of Kenilworth Castle and why this castle has a big place in my heart. I hope you enjoy it. There’s also another chance to win a copy of my book, so […]

Catherine Carey book tour – The tumultous friendship of Francis Knollys and Elizabeth I after Catherine’s death

| November 17, 2015

Catherine Carey book tour – The tumultous friendship of Francis Knollys and Elizabeth I after Catherine’s death

Please do support Adrienne Dillard, author of the historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and new book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell on her book tour this week. She’s visiting some great history blogs with some excellent articles and a book giveaway at each stop. Today, she is over at TudorTimes, discussing […]

17 November 1558 – The death of Queen Mary I and the accession of Queen Elizabeth I

| November 17, 2015

17 November 1558 – The death of Queen Mary I and the accession of Queen Elizabeth I

On 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died at St James’s Palace, London. She was just forty-two years of age and had reigned for only five years and four months. She passed the throne on to her half-sister, Elizabeth, the twenty-five year-old daughter of […]

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

| September 7, 2015

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

On 7th September 1533, at three o’clock in the afternoon and less than two weeks after she had taken to her chamber, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, gave birth to her first child at Greenwich Palace (Palace of Placentia). The baby was a daughter and was “a beautiful infant with natural coloring […] beautiful […]

24 March 1603 – The Death of Queen Elizabeth I

| March 24, 2015

24 March 1603 – The Death of Queen Elizabeth I

In the early hours of 24th March 1603, after a reign of 44 years and 127 days, Queen Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace at the age of sixty-nine. You can read all about her death, including a primary source account, in my article 24 March 1603 – Death of Elizabeth I and you read […]

14 January 1559 – The Coronation Procession of Elizabeth I

| January 14, 2015

14 January 1559 – The Coronation Procession of Elizabeth I

At 3pm on 14th January 1559, Elizabeth I, who had been queen since the death of her half-sister Mary on 17th November 1558, left the Tower of London in a litter of cloth of gold carried by two mules. Sir John Neale wrote in the introduction to The Quenes Maiesties Passage through the Citie of […]