60 second history – Catherine Howard

| June 22, 2017

60 second history – Catherine Howard

It’s the turn of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, for my 60-second history treatment. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this 60-second history 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 these videos, but I hope they act as introductions to […]

60 second history – Anne of Cleves

| June 15, 2017

60 second history – Anne of Cleves

It’s the turn of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife, for my 60-second history treatment. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this 60-second history 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 these videos, but I hope they act as introductions […]

60 second history – Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

60 second history – Anne Boleyn

Sixty seconds is such a short time to try and give a biography of a historical person. I so wanted to do justice to Anne, but there was only time to give the bare minimum, just a few facts. If I’d had more time, I would have talked about her faith, her part in the […]

60 Second History – Catherine of Aragon

| May 2, 2017

60 Second History – Catherine of Aragon

My latest 60-second history video is on Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII. There was so much I wanted to say about this queen consort, but so little time, so I tried my best and I hope you enjoy it. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series is to give information […]

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 […]