Tudor History by Michele Morrical

Tudor Weekly Roundup: June 1-7, 2019

Michele Morrical Tudor Weekly RoundUp

Book News
Two reviews of Heather Darsie’s new book entitled Anna Duchess of Cleves: The King’s Beloved Sister

New Podcasts
10 Minute History: Henry VII

You shall, in your counsel-giving unto his grace, ever tell him what he ought to do, but never what he is able to do…For if [a] Lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him. ~Sir Thomas More to Thomas Cromwell regarding Henry VIII

“Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind” ~Queen Elizabeth I

This Week in Tudor History
June 2, 1420 – Henry V marries Catherine de Valois
June 4, 1550 – Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart 1550
June 4, 1536 – Jane Seymour proclaimed queen 1536
June 7-June 24, 1520 – Field of the Cloth of Gold, Meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I
June 8, 1492 – Death of Elizabeth Woodville, Queen to King Edward IV
Photos of the Week

Henry VIII arriving for the Field of the Cloth and Gold meeting with King Francis I of France, 1520

Two men wrestling during the Field of the Cloth and Gold, 1520


About The Author

My journey into Tudor history began about 10 years ago with the TV show “The Tudors” from Showtime. As I watched the show, I wondered how much of it was really true because the storylines were more dramatic and shocking than any soap opera I had ever seen. I picked up Margaret George’s autobiography of Henry VIII and I was hooked. I’ve since read over 100 books on the Tudor period and I’m currently writing my own book about the Wars of the Roses. Check out my blog at https://michelemorrical.com/.

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