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On The Tudor Trail - Anne Boleyn's Life, 1521-1527
I have recently written an article for the website On The Tudor Trail  about Anne Boleyn's life in the years 1521-7, a period that remains frustratingly shadowy. In this article, I discuss Anne's return to England from the French court in late 1521; her ant...
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Katherine Howard's Age
Five years ago, I published a blog post about the date of birth of Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII. In the course of researching and writing about her life, I became increasingly aware of the influence that misconceptions about her continued to p...
Katherine Howard's Age
Katherine Howard's Age
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19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn's Execution
We have no way of knowing whether Anne Boleyn was greeted by warm sunshine and birdsong as she took her final steps out of the queen's apartments and towards the scaffold within the Tower of London. Likewise, it is impossible to say whether the queen and he...
19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn's Execution
19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn's Execution
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Kindle Countdown: Queenship in England
Exciting Opportunity If you own a Kindle, today and tomorrow, you can buy my book Queenship in England 1308-1485  for only 99p on Amazon UK and 99c on Amazon.com. It's a great deal and well worth taking advantage of.  Amazon UK link: https://www.amazon.co...
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23 April 1445: The Wedding of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou
On 23 April - some sources suggest 22 April - 1445, Henry VI married Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire. The king was twenty-three years old and his new bride was fifteen. Margaret, who was born in Lorraine, had arrived in England on 9 April...
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The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle
I have visited Winchester several times. It is a beautiful and historic city with much to see for the history lover, including the grand and imposing Winchester Cathedral, where Mary I married Philip of Spain in 1554. However, I did not know that on 2 Septe...
The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle
The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle
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International Women's Day 2
Today is International Women's Day. My research to date has primarily focused on late medieval and early modern women, specifically queenship. Earlier this year, MadeGlobal published my book Queenship in England 1308-1485, the culmination of years of resear...
International Women's Day 2
International Women's Day 2
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8 February 1587: The Execution of Mary I of Scotland
Before the sixteenth-century, executing a queen would have been virtually unthinkable in pre-modern Europe. By 1587, however, executing queens in England was not a strange concept. On 8 February that year, Mary I of Scotland - or Mary, Queen of Scots as she...
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Holocaust Memorial Day
Above: York Minster's Star of David - image credit, York Minster. The Holocaust, the genocide masterminded by the Nazis, took place between 1941 and 1945, at the same time as the Second World War was being fought. More than fifty years later, the horrors of...
Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day
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Happy New Year! I am delighted to inform you that my new book, Queenship in England , will be published on 12 January 2017 by MadeGlobal. The book is currently available on Amazon to preorder on Kindle, and will be available soon in paperback. You can preor...
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