Claire | April 12, 2013
I mentioned this BBC TV series on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page the other day and wanted to feedback on it. The first programme in the series was called Tudors to Stuarts: From Gods to Men, so was perfect viewing for Tudor fans. I made notes on the Tudor part of the programme and […]
Claire | March 7, 2011
Back in February, I wrote about a new report published by American researchers Catrina Whitley and Kyra Kramer in “The Historical Journal”, and for some reason it’s back in the news and is a hot topic at the moment. The report, entitled “A New Explanation for the Reproductive Woes and Midlife Decline of Henry VIII” […]
Claire | February 15, 2011
On Sunday 13th February, there was a report on The Daily Express and Sunday Express website entitled “Queen Asked: May We Dig Up Henry VIII?”. The article opened with the following:- “THE Queen is to be asked for permission to exhume the body of Henry VIII in a bid to prove that a rare disease […]
Claire | August 13, 2009
Was Henry VIII a hypochondriac? Did he suffer from ill-health? How could he have been treated in Tudor times? This video explores Tudor medicine and the health of this notorious king.