All About the “Tudor Life” Magazine

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Tudor Life is the Tudor Society's monthly digital magazine. Full access members have access to ALL of the back catalogue of magazines - going back to September 2014 - so you'll have loads to read when you join!

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Total number of articles in this category: 49

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Sample Magazine

Here is a sample magazine from March 2016:

Regular contributors include...

MAGAZINE EDITOR - Gareth Russell

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Historian and author Gareth Russell studied History at Saint Peter's College, Oxford, and his masters at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of the 'Confessions of a Ci-Devant' historical blog and his modern novels and his historical research have both been profiled in THE SUNDAY TIMES, TATLER, THE IRISH NEWS, and THE HUFFINGTON POST. He has also appeared on BBC TV and radio, where he provided commentary on the birth of Prince George of Cambridge and where he will be interviewed again about royalty and the First World War for the 2014 centenary. His latest book is The Emperors: How Europe's Greatest Rulers Were Destroyed by World War I. He has recently founc great acclaim for his book "Young and Damned and Fair" about Catherine Howard.


FOUNDER MEMBER - Claire Ridgway

Claire September 2014Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books On This Day in Tudor History, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II. Claire's latest release is George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat (co-written with Clare Cherry). Claire was also involved in the English translation and editing of Edmond Bapst's 19th century French biography of George Boleyn and Henry Howard, now available as Two Gentleman Poets at the Court of Henry VIII. She is also the creator of The Anne Boleyn Files website and founder of The Tudor Society.


REGULAR BOOK REVIEWER - Charlie Fenton

Charlie FentonCharlie is writing an Anne Boleyn novel, Perseverance, and started a blog and Facebook page called Through the Eyes of Anne Boleyn to document and share her research into Anne Boleyn's life. She is also a student and is currently studying Medieval History in college.

Charlie writes monthly book reviews for Tudor Life, see Charlie on Books. These book reviews show what is good to read at the moment, what you should avoid, and who'd enjoy a book the most. We're all avid readers here and we love Charlie's reviews.


Kyra Cornelius Kramer

Kyra KramerKyra Cornelius Kramer, author of Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation for the Tyranny of Henry VIII, is a freelance academic with BS degrees in both biology and anthropology from the University of Kentucky, as well as a MA in medical anthropology from Southern Methodist University. She has written essays on the agency of the Female Gothic heroine and women's bodies as feminist texts in the works of Jennifer Crusie. She has also co-authored two works; one with Dr. Laura Vivanco on the way in which the bodies of romance heroes and heroines act as the sites of reinforcement of, and resistance to, enculturated sexualities and gender ideologies, and another with Dr. Catrina Banks Whitley on Henry VIII.


Roland Hui

Roland Hui received his degree in Art History from Concordia University in Canada. After completing his studies, he went on to work in Interpretive Media for California State Parks, The U.S. Forest Service, and The National Park Service.

Roland has written for 'Renaissance Magazine' and 'Tudor Life Magazine'. He blogs about 16th century English art and personalities at 'Tudor Faces' (tudorfaces.blogspot.com) and is the author of "The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens"


Conor Byrne

Conor Byrne studied at the universities of Exeter and York. He is the author of Katherine Howard: A New History and Queenship in England, both published by MadeGlobal. Since 2012 he has run a historical blog and was formerly editor of Tudor Life Magazine. His research interests lie in late medieval and Tudor queenship.

Conor is the author of two non-fiction books, "Katherine Howard: A New History" and "Queenship in England: 1308–1485 Gender and Power in the Late Middle Ages".


Rioghnach O'Geraghty

Rioghnach O'Geraghty takes your taste buds on an aromatic and fragrant journey through the culinary history of spic in an adventure through medieval Europe, Tudor England, Renaissance Italy and France. She writes a regular column about the foods, drinks and flavours of the Tudor period


Debra Bayani

Debra Bayani is a researcher and writer living in the Netherlands with her partner and children. She studied Fashion History and History of Art. Her first non-fiction book, a biography of Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford and Earl of Pembroke, was first published in August 2014 and it has been fully revised for re-publication in 2015. In 2018 Debra and artist Dmitry Yakhovsky created The Wars of the Roses Colouring Book.

Debra is fascinated by all aspects of life in Medieval Britain and the Middle Ages and has spent years researching the period.


Emma Elizabeth Taylor

Emma Taylor works for costumes for television in her native Northern Ireland. She writes a regular column on her passion, the representation of the Tudors through modern media such as TV and film.


Lauren Browne

Lauren is currently studying at Queen’s University, Belfast, for her Ph. D. in early modern attitudes to queenship. She previously completed her undergraduate with a dissertation on Elizabeth of York and her postgraduate on Eleanor of Aquitaine. Lauren is originally from Northern Ireland, where she discovered her love for History and the arts. Her articles are wide ranging and detailed, taking in the whole range of personalities during the Tudor era.


Toni Mount

Toni is an all/round historian and author with wide ranging interests, but focusing on the lives of everyday people in the Medieval and Tudor eras. She is the author of many acclaimed non-fiction history books and has also found success with her medieval murder mystery novel series which starts with the book "The Colour of Poison".

After many years of teaching history to adults several of my courses are now available online at the Tudor Society's sister website www.medievalcourses.com


Each magazine comprises:

  • Featured articles from historians/authors
  • On this day in history...
  • Book reviews.
  • Feature sections on important people or events
  • Articles on Tudor history and life in Tudor times
  • Tudor personalities
  • Coffee break - Puzzle/Quiz/Crossword
  • History News
  • Feast days

Guest historians, experts and authors who have been in our magazines include:

  • Adrianne Dillard
  • Alan Wybrow
  • Alison Sim
  • Amy Licence
  • Anne Barnhill
  • Beth von Staats
  • Bosworth Battlefield
  • Cassidy Cash
  • Charlie Fenton
  • Claire Ridgway
  • Clare Cherry
  • Clare Cherry
  • Conor Byrne
  • David Baldwin
  • David Collard
  • David Unwin
  • Debra Bayani
  • Derek Wilson
  • Dominic Pearce
  • Elizabeth Fremantle
  • Elizabeth Goldring
  • Elizabeth Norton
  • Gareth Russell
  • Heather Darsie
  • Heather Swaine
  • Hever Castle
  • J. Stephan Edwards
  • James Pierce
  • Jamie Adair
  • Jane Moulder
  • Janet Wertman
  • John Ashdown-Hill
  • Josephine Wilkinson
  • Kathryn Warner
  • Kathy Marcella
  • Kristie Dean
  • Kyra Kramer
  • Laura McCosker
  • Lauren Browne
  • Leanda de Lisle
  • Marilyn Roberts
  • Mickey Mayhew
  • Mike Ingram
  • Nancy Bilyeau
  • Natalie Grueninger
  • Nathen Amin
  • Olga Hughes
  • Peter Macinnis
  • Philip Roberts
  • Richard Rex
  • Robert Steadall
  • Robin Maxwell
  • Roland Hui
  • Ruth Cowden
  • Ruth Irwin
  • Ruth Stacey
  • Samantha Morris
  • Sandra Vasoli
  • Sarah George
  • Sarah Gristwood
  • Sarah Morris
  • Simon Anderson
  • Stephanie A. Mann
  • Susan Abernethy
  • Susan Bordo
  • Susan Higginbotham
  • Susan Sorek
  • Tamise Hills
  • Tara Ball
  • Teri Fitzgerald
  • Timothy J. Moots
  • Timothy Venning
  • Toni Mount
  • Tony Riches
  • Tracy Borman
  • Wendy Dunn

and many more!