Review – Uncrowned Queen by Nicola Tallis

is the first comprehensive biography about Margaret Beaufort – mother of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty – in 30 years. It would be an understatement to say I was more than a little excited when I found out this remarkable lady was to have her story retold for a whole new generation. Why? Well,…

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Coughton Court – Home of Catholic Conspiracies

I’m guessing you may not have heard of Coughton Court. But this delightful and overlooked historic property in Warwickshire has played host to some important moments from English history – for all the wrong reasons! Who lived at Coughton Court? Coughton Court is home to the Thockmorton family. If you’re a bit of a Tudor…

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Royal Witches – A Halloween Review

AD How do you stop a powerful woman? Call her a witch. Alongside treason, it is probably the worst thing a woman could be accused of. Once you have been tainted with the accusation of witchcraft, there’s no going back. Throughout history, any women who defied their societal norms was open to accusations of witchcraft….

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