Tudor mothers-in-law – Tudor Life Magazine

| January 30, 2018

Tudor mothers-in-law – Tudor Life Magazine

Our sister site The Tudor Society has just published the February edition of Tudor Life magazine, a Tudor history-focused magazine and the theme is royal mothers-in-law. It’s a 76-page edition and articles include: FEATURE: Hever Castle, home of Elizabeth Boleyn The Mothers-in-law of Tudor Monarchs by Gareth Russell Margaret Beaufort Quiz by Catherine Brooks Elizabeth […]

Context is king

| September 15, 2017

Context is king

I don’t know why, but recently I’ve been answering lots of emails and comments on social media with a reminder for people to think about the context of the event or person’s actions when they are judging that person or coming to a conclusion. It’s inspired me to write this article which is rather rambling, […]

April 2016 Tudor Life Magazine

| April 1, 2016

April 2016 Tudor Life Magazine

Just a quick post to alert you to April’s edition of Tudor Life magazine, the magazine of the Tudor Society. This month’s feature articles include: Anne Boleyn and Henry Percy by Claire Ridgway (me!) Edmund Bonner by Gareth Russell Henry VIII’s Conversion by Richard Rex The Dudleys by Derek Wilson Elizabeth’s Effervescent Endurance by Rebecca […]

February Tudor Life Magazine – The “Sex” edition

| January 27, 2016

February Tudor Life Magazine – The “Sex” edition

The February 2016 edition of Tudor Life, the monthly magazine of our sister site The Tudor Society, is all about sex and the Tudors, from the stalking of Anne Boleyn and the debate over the sexuality of her one-time sweetheart Henry Percy, to sex and love in the medieval era. It’s a fascinating read. Click […]

February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek

| January 29, 2015

February Tudor Life Magazine – Sneak Peek

Time is flying and it’s already time for the February edition of Tudor Life, the Tudor Society’s monthly magazine. In this month’s Tudor Life, we have a special Lady Jane Grey section, to commemorate the anniversary of her execution, with articles from Elizabeth Fremantle, J Stephan Edwards, Tamise Hills and Susan Higginbotham. We also have […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 5

| December 13, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 5

Here is my rundown of episode 5 of Tudor Monastery Farm based on my frantic scribblings, apologies if I missed anything… In the early 1500s the state did not provide any help for the poor, they had to rely on the hospitality of others and hospitality was seen as a measure on which good Christians […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 2

| November 21, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 2

Here is a rundown of last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm based on my notes (scribblings, actually). Apologies if I missed anything… The episode began by explaining that in 1500 England was at a crossroads. Farming was changing. Subsistence farming was becoming more commercialised as a new force, money, came into play. The monasteries […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

| November 14, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

I made notes from last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm for those of you who don’t have access to UK TV channels. Please excuse any mistakes, I was scribbling notes very quickly and typing quickly to get this posted as soon as possible… The programme opened with the narrator, actress Geraldine James , explaining […]