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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

Book Review: Matilda-Empress, Queen, Warrior by Catherine Hanley

Most of the tales of history we’ve been taught growing up have been the stories of men, not women. While there is no doubt powerful women existed and exerted their influence over government just as much as the men, chroniclers [...]

August 18, 2019 Book Reviews, Empress Matilda, Henry I, Henry II, Plantagenets, 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
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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

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

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 [...]

December 1, 2018 Book Reviews, Henry VI, The Beauforts

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), [...]

March 14, 2017 Book Reviews, Elizabeth of York

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