December 14 – A new queen for Scotland

| December 14, 2022

December 14 – A new queen for Scotland

On this day in Tudor history, 14th December 1542, King Henry VIII’s nephew, King James V died at the age of 30. James was succeeded by his six-day-old daughter, Mary, who became Mary, Queen of Scots. Find out what happened to James V, and how Mary became queen at such a young age… Transcript:

November 25 – A queen is crowned

| November 25, 2022

November 25 – A queen is crowned

On this day in Tudor history, 25th November 1487, the Feast of St Catherine, in the reign of King Henry VII, the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Let me shares details of Elizabeth of York’s coronation, including Elizabeth’s apparel, and who attended, plus a list of some of […]

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

| November 24, 2022

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 24th November 1487, in the reign of King Henry VII, the coronation procession of the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, took place in London. Her coronation would take place the following day. Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, had become queen […]

King Charles III’s coronation

| October 12, 2022

King Charles III’s coronation

It has just been announced that King Charles III will be crowned alongside his queen consort, Camilla, in a ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023. A press release on the Royal family’s website states: “The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards […]

Another Queen Elizabeth with Tudor and Boleyn blood

| June 2, 2022

Another Queen Elizabeth with Tudor and Boleyn blood

As the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kick off today, I wanted to mark the occasion by drawing attention to the fact that Queen Elizabeth II, like her namesake Queen Elizabeth I, has both Tudor and Boleyn blood. Our present queen is descended from King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, through his […]

New kings and queens colouring book available to pre-order!

| August 19, 2021

New kings and queens colouring book available to pre-order!

If you enjoy colouring books, and you like to combine your loves of history and colouring, you may well be interested in this new colouring books from illustrator and author Joseph Stephen. It’s called The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain Colouring Book and covers the kings and queens from William the Conqueror […]

18 Interesting Facts about Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

| July 5, 2021

18 Interesting Facts about Lady Jane Grey (Queen Jane)

In this latest edition of my “Facts about…” series, I share 18 interesting facts about Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane, who is also known as “The Nine Day Queen”. Find out more about the fourth Tudor monarch… Book recommendations: The Sisters Who Would Be Queen – Leanda de Lisle Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor […]

The Foreign Consort: Power, Position and Peril by Conor Byrne

| May 2, 2017

The Foreign Consort: Power, Position and Peril by Conor Byrne

Thank you to author and historian Conor Byrne for joining us today with this guest article. I know many of you enjoyed his book on Katherine Howard so you’ll be pleased to know that his latest book Queenship in England is a kindle countdown deal from 2-4 May. 99c/99p is a bargain for this book. […]

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