• Tudor and Plantagenet Monarchs Quiz

    How much do you know about the Tudor and Plantagenet dynasties? Check your knowledge with this fun quiz on these kings and queens.

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  • Lady Margaret Beaufort

    Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, was born at Bletsoe Castle in Bedfordshire on 31st May 1443. She was the daughter of Margaret Beauchamp of Bletsoe and John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, grandson of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress (and eventual wife) Katherine Swynford. Margaret was their only child. Although a 1397 act of Parliament legitimized the children of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Henry IV declared that they could never inherit the throne.

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  • Transcript of Claire Ridgway’s live chat

    Here is the transcript from last night’s live chat in the chatroom with Claire Ridgway. Thanks to all those who attended!

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  • Reminder – Live Chat tonight (29 May) with Claire Ridgway

    Just a reminder that Claire Ridgway will be in the chatroom tonight (29th May) to answer questions on her recent talk on Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII and the Fall of Anne Boleyn, or anything you want to ask her. The chat will be at midnight UK time on Friday, which works out as 1am Central European time on Saturday, 7pm in New York on Friday, 4pm in Los Angeles on Friday and 9am on Saturday in Sydney.

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  • 1511 Celebrations for the birth of Prince Henry, Duke of Cornwall

    I’m busy researching Tudor entertainment, revels and pageantry at the moment and so wanted to share with you some information on the 1511 celebrations for the birth of Prince Henry, Duke of Cornwall. I hope you enjoy these vivid descriptions which might just transport you back to early 1511.

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  • Sample – June 2015 Tudor Life Magazine

    Here is just a small taster of our June 2015 Tudor Life Magazine – Click on the magazine to see more! Just check out the amazing table of contents to see what you’ll get as a member of the society…

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  • June 2015 Tudor Life Magazine

    Here’s the latest magazine with all our regular items and contributors plus lots of fascinating articles about people and places from the Tudor period.

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  • Server needs to be sent to the Tower

    Apologies to members and site visitors over the past day. Our server had a horrible day (possibly in sympathy after the execution of Anne Boleyn) and we lost a lot of files.

    We're slowly bringing things back up again and should have most of the content on over the next day.

    At least all the WORDS are still on the site as the database wasn't corrupted.

    The Tudor Society Team.

  • Expert Talk – Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII and the Fall of Anne Boleyn

    In this month’s second expert talk, Claire Ridgway looks at the fall of Anne Boleyn in 1536 and examines the roles of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in those bloody events. Did Thomas Cromwell plot all by himself or was he simply his master’s servant? Was Henry VIII ultimately responsible? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die?

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  • This week in history 25 – 31 May

    On this day in history events for 25-31 May.

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