The Funeral of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

I recently wrote a blog post about the death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, which you can read here. This post however will be all about Mary's impressive, but understated funeral. When Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk died at her home at Westhorpe, Suffolk, she was just 37 years … Continue reading The Funeral of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

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Book Review: ‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died…The History of Britain’s Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks’ by Kevin Flude

“Divorced, Beheaded, Died...The History of Britain’s Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks” by Kevin Flude. My rating: 4/5 ⭐️ - I chose this book for my first review as it is a fantastic introductory guide into the history of Britain’s monarchy. It spans many different eras, from ancient warrior kings to the modern-day House of … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died…The History of Britain’s Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks’ by Kevin Flude

Jane Seymour: Innocent ‘doormat’ or ambitious queen?

Since the reign of Henry VIII, people's opinions of the Tudor court has been divided. This is remarkably true for the six wives of Henry VIII. Ask people today about their opinions of Anne Boleyn for example, and you are likely to receive a strong response. The same could be said about the other queens … Continue reading Jane Seymour: Innocent ‘doormat’ or ambitious queen?

30th May 1430 – The Death of Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc was born to peasant parents in the French village of Domremy in the early fifteenth-century. As a teenager, Joan repeatedly claimed that she heard the voices of numerous saints who prophesied that she would lead a great French army against the English. Joan was vigorously questioned in order to determine if she … Continue reading 30th May 1430 – The Death of Joan of Arc