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Blog: A New Theory on the Princes in the Tower and More

At the end of last year we started something new on the website: a blog. Each month we will look back on exciting discoveries, new books, exhibitions, and lots more. In addition to that, we will mention what you may have missed on the Tudor Society website and look ahead to upcoming events. Today’s blog focuses on the first month of 2022! 

The Princes in the Tower: A New Theory 

It has always been thought that Richard III killed the Princes in the Tower, but a new theory may prove his innocence. The Missing Princes Project is investigating different possibilities around Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury. Lead researcher, John Dike, explains that at the heart of this fresh theory is a man called John Evans, who arrived in a village in Devon around 1484. 

Want to know more about this man and why he might be the lost prince? Read this article!  

Painting by Sir John Everett Millais, 1878

Exhibition - The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics

The opening exhibition of The Holburne Museum in Bath is one you do not want to miss. Developed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition includes iconic paintings. Some of these have never been shown outside of London. Want to see the ‘Darnley’ and ‘Armada’ portraits of Elizabeth I, a portrait of Jane Seymour by Hans Holbein the Younger and more? The exhibition opens on the 28th of January and ends on the 8th of May. In the summer, the paintings can be seen in the National Museums Liverpool. 

Tickets for Bath can be purchased online. Click here

Anne Boleyn: An Online Event

A week long event with the best Anne Boleyn experts, live Q&A sessions, and daily talks! From the 28th of February to the 6th of March the all virtual Anne Boleyn event will take place. Enjoy all the talks by eight experts from the comfort of your own home with a warm cup of tea. Sounds good? You can still sign up for the event by clicking on this link. There, you can also find more information. 

Painting by Unknown English artist


January on the Tudor Society website

Apart from the daily videos Claire makes, the Tudor Society has more to offer. Here are two things you may have missed this month, but are definitely worth checking out!

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  • Expert talk: Laura Loney and Ashley Risk have done extensive research to determine who might be in the famous oval portrait once thought to be Katherine Howard, but is it really of her? This in-depth video explains who they truly think the sitter is. 
  • Article Tudor Life Magazine: Because there was a problem with the layout of this article in the magazine, we would like to give an extra shoutout to Ceri Creffield. In ‘The Tudor Royal Experience’ Ceri lives her dream of trying on a Tudor gown and takes you along with her. Check the article to see a lot of wonderful pictures and find out what it was like to wear a Tudor dress.
  • The Tudor Storecupboard: In her January video, historian Brigitte Webster takes us through the food items and spices that the Tudors used to survive the cold winter months. Brigitte's extensive collection of Tudor foods is absolutely amazing! Check it out in our Friday videos category.

Have you missed our first blog in November? Click here to read about the Royal Tudor Beasts Coins, the discovery of Tudor paintings behind pub walls, and much more. 

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  1. S

    The article on Edward V is interesting but there is a lot I would still need to know to find it plausible. Anyone that had a claim to the throne was a danger to who currently sat on it. I find it hard to believe that Richard, Henry VII, and Henry VIII just let Edward be. It is a very interesting find and I would love to hear more about it.

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