20 Interesting Facts about Henry VII

| May 26, 2021

20 Interesting Facts about Henry VII

In my latest “Facts about…” video, I introduce you to the very first Tudor monarch, King Henry VII, with 20 interesting facts. Henry VII does seem to be a neglected monarch, as many people find his son, Henry VIII, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth I, far more interesting, but he deserves some attention, don’t you think? […]

Did Anne Stanhope, Edward Seymour’s wife, really have scandalous affairs?

| February 19, 2021

Did Anne Stanhope, Edward Seymour’s wife, really have scandalous affairs?

In the latest edition of my Tudor Fan Q&A series on YouTube, I answer a question about a character featured in Showtime’s “The Tudors” series. Colleen (and King Louis, her beautiful cat!), from California, wanted to know whether Anne Seymour (née Stanhope), wife of Edward Seymour, really had scandalous affairs with Sir Francis Bryan and […]

Did Charles Brandon have a French mistress?

| February 8, 2021

Did Charles Brandon have a French mistress?

In this edition of “Fan Questions”, questions asked by my YouTube viewers, I answer a question about Showtime’s “The Tudors” series. Annette from Michigan, US, wanted to know about a storyline concerning Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, in Season 4 of The Tudors. Did Charles Brandon really have a French mistress who accompanied him back […]

Be in one of my videos!

| January 15, 2021

Be in one of my videos!

On the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I do regular videos on Tudor history, but I wanted to do something a bit different, and Tim came up with a great idea – get viewers involved! The idea is for viewers to be a part of my videos by recording themselves asking a […]

King Henry VII is crowned – 30th October 1485

| October 30, 2018

King Henry VII is crowned – 30th October 1485

On this day in history, 30th October 1485, the founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry Tudor, was crowned King Henry VII at Westminster Abbey. Henry had come to the throne after his forces defeated those of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485. Raphael Holinshed, the Tudor chronicler, recorded […]

Context is king

| September 15, 2017

Context is king

I don’t know why, but recently I’ve been answering lots of emails and comments on social media with a reminder for people to think about the context of the event or person’s actions when they are judging that person or coming to a conclusion. It’s inspired me to write this article which is rather rambling, […]

60 second history – Henry VII

| March 2, 2017

60 second history – Henry VII

I’ve just recorded the second video in my “60 second history” series and this one is on King Henry VII. If you missed my post on the first video, the idea of this series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. Everyone’s got a minute to spare! I plan to go […]

60 Second History video series – The Tudor Dynasty

| February 22, 2017

60 Second History video series – The Tudor Dynasty

I’ve just started a new video series on YouTube called “60 Second History”. The idea (thank you, Tim, for the brainwave!) is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. I’m going to cover lots of different aspects of Tudor history but the first video is on the Tudor dynasty, just outlining the […]