March 2015 Tudor LifeI can’t believe that it’s been six months since we launched the Tudor Society! I’m enjoying every minute of running it and it’s been heart-warming to have the support of so many Anne Boleyn Files followers, history bloggers, authors and historians. The Society has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength. Thank you!

We now have seven regular contributors to our Tudor Life magazine and guest writers have included Leanda de Lisle, Jessie Childs, Toni Mount, Susan Higginbotham, Derek Wilson, Elizabeth Fremantle, Nancy Bilyeau, Olga Hughes, J Stephan Edwards, Tamise Hills, Natalie Grueninger, Sarah Morris, Mike Ingram, Debra Bayani, Sandra Vasoli, Karen Bowman, Wendy Dunn, Anne Clinard Barnhill, Robert Stephen Parry and many more… All those historians and authors sharing their Tudor knowledge and expertise! Amazing stuff.

The March edition of Tudor Life, which is out now, has a special Richard III section featuring special articles from John Ashdown-Hill, David Baldwin, Josephine Wilkinson, Kristie Dean, Susan Fern, Olga Hughes and Toni Mount. From the Princes in the Tower, Richard III the “Usurper”, the DNA research, to the lady who made silk tassels for Richard’s coronation, we’ve covered a range of Richard topics! It seems an appropriate way to remember this monarch in the month of his reinterment.

And, not forgetting the Tudors, we also have Tudor-themed articles from renowned Tudor historian Derek Wilson, our in-house art historian Melanie Taylor, Tudor music expert Jane Moulder (from the group Piva), and Gareth Russell, Beth von Staats, Kyra Kramer and others.

You can enjoy a sample of the magazine, which includes an article by historian John Ashdown-Hill, at

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8 thoughts on “A special Richard III issue of Tudor Life”
  1. Congratulations to Claire, Tim, and all who contribute to their two wonderful websites and their consistently interesting and entertaining monthly Tudor Life magazine. I check out both websites every day, and the regular updates provide a steady flow of Tudor (and Plantagenet) information. Thanks !

  2. Six months already! So scary how quickly time flies.

    (Haven’t forgotten I’m doing an article to reach you by the end of March. Very busy with arranging events for the Epworth Magna Carta 800th Celebrations. Meeting representatives of the Battlefields Trust in Lincoln next week – hope I’m not expected to turn up with Ye band of merrie men in full rebel baron costume!! Had a super networking meeting at Inner Temple in London last week. Doing my bit for Anne Boleyn’s/Katherine Howard’s medieval ancestors.)
    M x

    1. A lot of Anne’s and Catherine’s ancestors were mine also Adeliza of Louvain being one of them and Betrade De Montfort Henry 11 etc

  3. It is great to see you batch back a bit further as so much that happened earlier impacts the story later (obviously). Henry VIII was a product of the horrible Cousins War and one can better understand his thought process if considered outside of a vacuum of his own lifetime,

    Best of luck on the new magazine.

  4. Thank you, Claire, for the video talk by Gareth Russell on Jane Seymour. My guilty confession is that Jane is my favorite of Henry’s queens, and I enjoyed his perspective on her. Thanks again for making it available.
    (sorry, no Richard III post!)

      1. I wish she would have had a stronger role in Wolf Hall I would have liked to see the scene where Anne ripped Henrys locket from her but I suppose she will feature more prominently in the follow up, if they do one that is.

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