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! […]

Lady Jane Grey and Queen Mary I – who was the usurper?

| February 20, 2017

With it having been the anniversary of the birth of Queen Mary I on 18th February, there have been lots of discussions on blogs and social media regarding Mary, her reign and also her accession. Mary I became queen on 19th July 1553 after she successfully deposed her first cousin once removed, Lady Jane Grey, […]

20 February – A christening and a coronation

| February 20, 2017

Two important Tudor “on this day in history” events took place on 20th February. On 20th February 1516, two-day-old Princess Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, was baptised at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich. On 20th February 1516, two-day-old Princess Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of […]

28 January 1547 – The death of Henry VIII and accession of Edward VI

| January 28, 2017

On Friday 28th January 1547 the fifty-five-year-old King Henry VIII died at the Palace of Whitehall. His death was kept secret until 31st January, giving the King’s Council time to discuss what was going to happen regarding the accession of Henry VIII’s nine-year-old son, Edward, who became King Edward VI. Chroniclers Edward Hall and Charles […]

An overview of King Edward VI by Kyra Kramer

| November 17, 2016

An overview of King Edward VI by Kyra Kramer

Thank you so much to Kyra Kramer for joining us on The Anne Boleyn Files today as part of her book tour for Edward VI in a Nutshell. It’s lovely to play host to her today. Edward VI is often seen as nothing more than a puppet or pawn who had little impact on England, […]

Happy Birthday Edward VI – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

| October 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Edward VI – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

Thank you so much to Kyra Kramer for writing this guest post in honour of King Edward VI’s birthday. Kyra has just released a fascinating book on Edward, Edward VI in a Nutshell and you can find out more about it at the bottom of this post and find out how you can win a […]

11 October 1537 – A procession and prayers for Queen Jane Seymour

| October 11, 2016

11 October 1537 – A procession and prayers for Queen Jane Seymour

On this day in history, Thursday 11th October 1537, there was a solemn procession in London to pray for Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife and queen consort, who was in labour, a labour which was to last for over 30 hours. Here is the record from Charles Wriothesley’s chronicle: “This yeare, the 11th daie of […]

8 August 1553 – Edward VI’s funeral

| August 8, 2016

8 August 1553 – Edward VI’s funeral

On 8th August 1553, King Edward VI’s remains were interred in a white marble vault beneath the altar of his grandfather Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Edward had died on 6th July 1553 at the age of fifteen – click here to read more about his death. Edward’s grave was unmarked until a memorial […]