‘Elizabeth’s Women, The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen’ by Tracy Borman My rating: 5/5 - I was immediately drawn to this book when I saw it in the bookshop. The premise of Elizabeth’s Women – all about the women who shaped the life of Queen Elizabeth I – was something I had not seen … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen’ by Tracy Borman
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
On the 25th June 1533, Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk, died at her country home at Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk, at around half-past seven in the morning. She was just 37 years old. Mary Tudor was the youngest surviving child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Throughout her life she … Continue reading The Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France
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?