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Book Review: King Stephen and the Anarchy by Chris Peers

The time was medieval England and the place was an open field on the outskirts of a very frightened village. Two enormous armies had appeared on the horizon and promptly lined themselves up in battle array, preparing to do face [...]

November 4, 2019 Articles, Book Reviews, Empress Matilda, Henry I, Henry II, Stephen I

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 [...]

April 16, 2019 Articles, Henry IV, Henry VI, Richard II, The Beauforts, Wars of the Roses
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 [...]

April 10, 2019 Articles, Game of Thrones
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, [...]

February 22, 2019 Articles, Elizabeth of York

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 [...]

February 14, 2019 Anne Boleyn, Articles, Henry VIII
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Best Books About the Tudors

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 [...]

February 11, 2019 Articles, Book Reviews

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 [...]

January 28, 2019 Articles, Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort

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 [...]

January 20, 2019 Articles, Henry IV, Richard II

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 [...]

December 11, 2018 Articles

Biography of Margaret Beaufort

Margaret Beaufort: The King’s Mother Henry Tudor was born on January 28, 1457 to Margaret Beaufort, the only legitimate child of the Duke of Somerset, John Beaufort. The Beauforts could trace their lineage to King Edward III through his third [...]

January 10, 2012 Articles, Margaret Beaufort, The Beauforts