20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

| April 17, 2021

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of King Edward VI and the sister of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley. Even though she was queen for a relatively short period, Jane Seymour is still an interesting Tudor lady, and in […]

16 interesting facts about Catherine of Aragon

| March 28, 2021

16 interesting facts about Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of Queen Mary I and the aunt of Emperor Charles V, but there are lots more interesting facts about this Tudor woman. In this talk, I share 16 interesting facts about this Tudor queen consort. How many of them do you already […]

Catherine Howard’s execution – What happened?

| February 27, 2021

Catherine Howard’s execution – What happened?

A big thank you to Naomi for her question regarding the executions of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford. In Showtime’s “The Tudors” series, it shows Jane Boleyn being executed first, but was that really the case? I look at what really happened on 13th February 1542 and also […]

The death of a banished queen

| January 7, 2021

The death of a banished queen

On this day in history, 7th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle. It was a sad end to the woman who’d been Henry VIII’s queen consort for well over 20 years. She’d been banished from court, separated from her daughter and demoted to Dowager Princess of […]

Quiz – Henry VIII’s Six Wives

| June 3, 2020

Quiz – Henry VIII’s Six Wives

If you follow the Anne Boleyn and Tudor Society YouTube Channel, you’ll know that we just reached 45,000 subscribers. It’s lovely to think that so many people are interested in Tudor history and my take on it. A big thank you to you if you’re one of those subscribers. It really does help if you […]

Henry VIII manages to infuriate Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn on the same day

| November 30, 2019

Henry VIII manages to infuriate Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn on the same day

This day in 1529 was not the best of days for King Henry VIII. In fact, it was a very bad day. For on 30th November 1529, he managed to upset his wife and the woman he wanted to marry – oops! So what did happen on 30th November 1529? What did King Henry VIII […]

14 November – A wedding anniversary for Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn?

| November 14, 2019

14 November – A wedding anniversary for Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn?

On this day in Tudor history, 14th November and the Feast of St Erkenwald, there may have been two royal Tudor weddings. We know that Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, married Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, on […]

24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

| October 24, 2019

24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in history, 24th October 1537, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, died at Hampton Court Palace. The couple had only been married since 30th May 1536 and Jane had died twelve days after giving the king the gift of a healthy baby boy, the future King Edward VI. I talk about Jane’s […]