2 October – Anne Boleyn, Mary Tudor and William Tyndale

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd October 1514, Henry VIII’s beloved youngest sister, eighteen-year-old Mary Tudor, set sail from Dover. She was on her way to France to marry fifty-two-year-old King Louis XII of France. She wasn’t keen on the idea, but her brother had promised that when Louis died, she could marry a […]

Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign

Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign

A big thank you to composer and music producer Roberto Lorenz who has written this guest article for us today about his album, “Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign”, which was released on 7th September 2020. Over to Roberto… Ever since my history teacher first mentioned her, I’ve been […]

Tudor Nobility

In this latest edition of Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, I explain the Great Chain of Being, the hierarchical structure of society, and the different levels of the nobility in the Tudor period. I also explain why there could be numerous 1st Dukes, e.g. Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and his son-in-law, Henry Grey, 1st Duke […]

The birth of Queen Elizabeth I on 7 September 1533

The birth of Queen Elizabeth I on 7 September 1533

Today is the 487th anniversary of the birth of Queen Elizabeth I, a woman known as Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, and the Virgin Queen, and whose reign has been known as a Golden Age. The iconic monarch who ruled England for over 44 years was, of course, the daughter of Queen Anne Boleyn, the second […]

Medieval Murder Mystery Bargains

Medieval Murder Mystery Bargains

Huge congratulations to my dear friend and fellow MadeGlobal author Toni Mount on the release of her latest Sebastian Foxley medieval murder mystery novel, book 8: The Colour of Shadows. I was able to read an advance copy of it and I have to say that it’s the best one so far, I loved it. […]

1 September 1532 – Anne Boleyn is elevated to the peerage

The 1st September 1532 was a very important day for Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s sweetheart, for it was on this day in history that she was elevated to the peerage in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. Not only was Anne created Marquess of Pembroke, she was also made a very wealthy woman, and […]

Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

Thank you to Lucia Graves from Gresham College for letting me know about this online lecture from architectural historian Simon Thurley, who you might know from his books on royal palaces. The lecture is taking place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 6:00PM – 7:00PM UK time, and you can register for free at https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/boleyn-houses Here’s […]

Sir Christopher Hales and the Boleyns by Amanda Harvey Purse

Sir Christopher Hales and the Boleyns by Amanda Harvey Purse

Thank you to author Amanda Harvey Purse for sharing this article with us here today. Over to Amanda… ‘Sir Christopher Hales’ is perhaps one of those names that may feel as if they briefly pop up as a part of a historical Tudor fact within a Tudor event and then goes away again. However, the […]