60 second history – Elizabeth of York

| April 20, 2017

60 second history – Elizabeth of York

Today’s Tudor topic for my 60-second history video series is Elizabeth of York. I refrained from shouting “she wasn’t raped!”, “there’s no evidence that she was in love with Richard III!” and the like and, instead, focused on a brief bio of this Tudor queen consort. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series […]

60 second history – Elizabeth I

| April 6, 2017

60 second history – Elizabeth I

It’s the turn of Good Queen Bess, Gloriana and the Virgin Queen to get my 60-second history treatment! How on earth do you condense the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I into 60 seconds? With difficulty, I can tell you! But hopefully, it will make people want to know more about her. As I’ve […]

60 second history – Mary I

| March 30, 2017

60 second history – Mary I

Mary I is one of those historical figures that divides opinions, with some people viewing her as nothing more than Bloody Mary and others seeking to rehabilitate her image. It’s hard to do her justice in a short time, but I hope that my 60-second history serves as an introduction to her, to pique viewers’ […]

60 second history – Lady Jane Grey, Queen Jane

| March 24, 2017

60 second history – Lady Jane Grey, Queen Jane

Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane, regularly gets missed off lists of monarchs of England, but I haven’t missed her out in my 60-second history video series! As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. Die-hard Tudor history fans don’t, of course, need […]

60 second history – Edward VI

| March 17, 2017

60 second history – Edward VI

I had fun today trying to record my latest 60-second history video. Who knew that it could take 10 ‘takes’ to film something that lasts 60 seconds? Well, it doesn’t normally, but today I had cats jumping in front of the camera, dogs scratching or barking, doors banging… I thought I’d never get it done! […]

60 Second History – Henry VIII

| March 7, 2017

60 Second History – Henry VIII

My third “60 Second History” video is on King Henry VIII, the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty and the king people either seem to love or hate. As I’ve said before, the idea of this series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. My first two videos were on the […]

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 […]