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New online history course – The Six Wives of Henry VIII

| September 19, 2016

New online history course – The Six Wives of Henry VIII

MedievalCourses.com has today launched a new online history course written and narrated by historian Gareth Russell, author of The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers Were Destroyed by the First World War, A History of the English Monarchy: From Boadicea to Elizabeth I and the forthcoming Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine […]

In Celebration of International Women’s Day

| March 8, 2015

In Celebration of International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I wanted to draw attention to some articles on this site about Henry VIII’s wives and some other high-profile women of the Tudor period. Catherine of Aragon – The Boring One? Anne Boleyn – The Mysterious and Maligned One Jane Seymour – The Meek and Mild One? Anne of Cleves […]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII and their Labels

| August 14, 2013

The Six Wives of Henry VIII and their Labels

Back in early 2011, I wrote a series of posts on the “six wives’ stereotypes”, the various stereotypes, labels, myths and downright lies which surround Henry VIII’s six wives. Fiction, films, TV series and even history books have led to people having very warped ideas of these women and to some feeling that they have […]