tudor history

Bloody Mary: On Air – A New History Podcast

It’s an exciting time to be an historian. Everywhere you look history is being rewritten, and old stories are being told to new audiences with a fresh perspective. Hamilton has put a forgotten founding father ‘back in the narrative’, Six has been ‘switching up the flow’ and making us remember that Henry VIII’s six wives…

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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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Shakespeare’s Hunting Ground – Charlecote Park

Cast your mind back to your English GCSE days. And more specifically – William Shakespeare. Do you remember the tale about him running away from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London because he had been caught poaching? Well, you can still visit the place where it is supposed to have all happened. Tradition says that William Shakespeare was…

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