22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2016

The 22nd August is an important date in Tudor history as it is the anniversary of the battle which saw the end of Plantagenet rule and the start of a new royal dynasty: the House of Tudor. On this day in 1485, the forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor met at the Battle […]

New Children’s History Books

| November 24, 2015

Congratulations to historian Amy Licence and author and illustrator Alan Wybrow on the releases of their new children’s books. Alan Wybrow’s new fiction series for children, Tudor Tales,is aimed at Key Stage 1 children (Kindergarten to 1st Grade, age 5+) and the first in the series, Tudor Tales: William at Hampton Court, introduces the fictional […]

22 August 1485 – Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2015

On this day in history, the 22nd August 1485, in rural Leicestershire near Market Bosworth, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other in a battle that would see the death of the King and the beginning of a new dynasty: the Tudor dynasty. You can read more about the battle […]

Richard III Reinterment Week

| March 23, 2015

This week really is Richard III week and it kicked off yesterday with Richard III’s final journey to Leicester Cathedral. The hearse carrying Richard III’s remains, which were in a lead envelope inside a coffin made of English oak by Michael Ibsen, a descendant of Anne of York, travelled from the University of Leicester to […]

A special Richard III issue of Tudor Life

| February 25, 2015

I can’t believe that it’s been six months since we launched the Tudor Society! I’m enjoying every minute of running it and it’s been heart-warming to have the support of so many Anne Boleyn Files followers, history bloggers, authors and historians. The Society has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength. Thank you! […]

2 October 1452 – Birth of Richard III

| October 2, 2014

On 2 October 1452, Richard III, the last Plantagenet king, was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire. Richard was the youngest surviving child of Richard, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. Richard claimed the English throne in June 1483, claiming that his brother Edward IV’s sons were illegitimate because Edward had been pre-contracted to another […]

22 August 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth

| August 22, 2014

On 22nd August 1485, near Market Bosworth, in Leicestershire, the armies of King Richard III and Henry Tudor faced each other. Richard III was killed in battle and Henry Tudor, son of the late Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and Lady Margaret Beaufort, became King Henry VII. You can read more about the battle in […]

The Howard Family and Lady Anne Mowbray by Marilyn Roberts

| February 14, 2014

Today we have a guest post from Marilyn Roberts, historian and author of The Mowbray Legacy and Lady Anne Mowbray: The High and Excellent Princess. You can see my review of Lady Anne Mowbray over at our book reviews site – click here. Over to Marilyn… This is the time of year when thoughts of […]