• New – Events Page

    Information about the events page.

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  • Video – Henry VIII: Tyrant Part 2

    In today’s Claire Chats video I continue my look at Henry VIII the tyrant by considering the different theories regarding his “tyranny”, whether there was a personality change and, if so, why.

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  • In the news this week

    History news from week beginning 23 February 2015.

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  • Sample March 2015 Magazine – Richard III

    Here is just a small taster of our March 2015 Tudor Life Magazine with an article from respected historian John Ashdown-Hill all about the DNA of Richard III plus much much more.

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  • March 2015 Tudor Life Magazine

    Enjoy the amazing 92 page Richard III Special Edition magazine from the Tudor Society with a massive 50 page special feature section on King Richard.

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  • The Order of the Bath by Sarah Bryson

    The Most Honourable Order of the Bath was not officially founded as a Chivalry until 1725 by King George I, however its history dates back centuries before this. It is believed that King Henry IV was the original founder of the Order of the Bath, creating several Knights of the Bath upon his coronation. It is believed that the name of the Order came from the fact that the men who were to be newly created Knights had to wash as a part of purification before they were created Knights.

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  • This week in history 23 February – 1 March

    On this day in history events for week 23 February to 1 March.

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  • Anne Boleyn’s Appearance: Does it really matter? by Conor Byrne

    Every aspect of Anne Boleyn’s life is controversial. Her birth date, her personality, her relationship with Henry VIII, whether she was guilty of the crimes attributed to her – all of these, and more, arouse fierce debate. But it is Anne’s physical appearance that is perhaps the most lingering and heated of controversies about her.

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  • Richard III Festival

    I’ve included details of this festival, along with all the events surrounding Richard’s reburial, in the forthcoming edition of Tudor Life magazine which is a special Richard III themed issue (out later this week!), but I wanted to draw your attention to this festival so that you could book tickets and make travel arrangements.

    The Richard III Festival is taking place in Gloucester, UK, between 6th and 14th March, and includes talks from the Greyfriars dig team and authors like John Ashdown-Hill. I hope that some of you will be able to go.

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  • Castles Quiz

    How much do you know about the castles used by the Tudors? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.

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