Tudor History by Michele Morrical
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What Caused the Wars of the Roses?

From 1455 to 1485 England found itself embroiled in utter chaos as the rival factions of the Plantagenet dynasty fought for ultimate control of the kingdom of England. The Wars of the Roses is a modern-day term used for the 30-year period in which two Plantagenet branches – the House [...]

April 16, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Henry IV, Henry VI, Richard II, The Beauforts, Wars of the Roses 0

Is Game of Thrones Based on Real History?

Is Game of Thrones Based on Real History

The History behind Game of Thrones In preparation for the season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones on April 14, 2019, we wanted to take a look at how real history inspired George RR Martin’s masterpiece. Did Martin base his Game of Thrones characters on real history? Yes! Martin’s characters [...]

April 10, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Game of Thrones 0

The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth of York

The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth of York

The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort to King Henry VII, occurred on February 23, 1503 in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. She had died just 12 days earlier (on her 37th birthday) from post-partum complications. Sadly, Elizabeth’s newborn daughter Katherine also died 16 days after the [...]

February 22, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Elizabeth of York 0

Love Letters from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

It was one of the most scandalous relationships of all time, so fiery and passionate that it would change England forever. King Henry VIII of England is infamous for his fickleness in love and marriage. But when he first fell in love with Anne Boleyn, he left no doubt as [...]

February 14, 2019 Michele Morrical Anne Boleyn, Articles, Henry VIII 0

Best Books About the Tudors

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The Best Books About the Tudors Have you recently discovered the Tudors and want to learn more? Are you an avid Tudor fanatic obsessed with having every Tudor-related book on your shelf? The list below of the Best Books About the Tudors is perfect for both beginners and experts. Over [...]

February 11, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Book Reviews 0

The Birth of Henry Tudor

On January 28, 1457, Henry Tudor, the future King Henry VII of England, was born at Pembroke Castle to a widowed young teenager named Margaret Beaufort. Margaret was not only the richest heiress in England but could also claim the royal bloodline of King Edward III through his son (her great-grandfather), [...]

January 28, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort 0

Was King Henry IV a Usurper?

Some medieval English kings have unfairly gotten a bad rap. Others are deservedly vilified (Richard III immediately comes to mind). Our modern-day perception of English kings is largely constructed from only a few sources. Of course we have the writings of Shakespeare which were generally based on the real events [...]

January 20, 2019 Michele Morrical Articles, Henry IV, Richard II 0

12 Essential Places to See in England For Shakespeareans by Cassidy Cash

By Cassidy Cash, That Shakespeare Girl When you love William Shakespeare, England represents a kind of Mecca where faithful followers of the bard hope to make a pilgrimage to walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest playwright. When you finally do make that trip over to the holy land [...]

December 11, 2018 Michele Morrical Articles 0

Book Review: The House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown by Nathen Amin

For Tudor lovers, there are a plethora of books available about the Wars of the Roses, the rise of the Tudor dynasty, and the reigns of King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I. Less material exists on a few precursor subjects such as Henry VI, Henry VII and [...]

December 1, 2018 Michele Morrical Book Reviews, Henry VI, The Beauforts 0

Book Review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

As you might have guessed from my previous Tudor book reviews, I’m not a big reader of historical fiction, but with the upcoming Starz series based on “The White Princess” set to premiere on April 16, 2017 (view trailer below), I couldn’t resist picking up this book to see how [...]

March 14, 2017 Michele Morrical Book Reviews, Elizabeth of York 0