The Tudor Society
  • Henry Howard Word Search

    This week sees the anniversary of the execution of soldier and courtier, Henry Howard, son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and a man viewed as one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry and “Father of the English Sonnet”. To mark the occasion, I thought I’d test your knowledge of this Tudor man.

    How much do you know about the life of Henry Howard?

    Find out with this fun word search puzzle.

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  • Howard Women Quiz

    Our September talk from Catherine Brooks was on “The Advantageous Marriages of the Howards”, so for this week’s quiz I thought I’d test your knowledge of these marriages in this Howard Women quiz.

    All the answers can be found in Catherine’s excellent talk…

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  • 5 May – A pardon for Queen Catherine Howard’s stepgrandmother

    On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1542, just under three months after the execution of her stepgranddaughter, Queen Catherine Howard, Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, was pardoned and released from the Tower of London.

    Find out how the dowager duchess ended up in the Tower in today’s video.

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  • 13 January

    It was risky being close to an increasingly paranoid king and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, paid for it with his life. In today’s video, I talk about Surrey’s trial which took place on this day in 1547.

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  • March 2018 – Tudor Life – The Howards

    Here is the full version of our 68-page March edition of Tudor Life Magazine. This month we have articles about the Howard family, a family who were very influential and who even produced two queens.

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  • Livechat with Gareth Russell about the Howards

    Here’s the transcript of our wonderful live chat with Gareth Russell, all about the Howard family. It was fast paced and very informative. Thanks to all who came along, and huge congratulations to Elizabeth, who won a copy of Gareth’s book!

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  • Live chat reminder – 28 July with Gareth Russell

    Just a reminder that this month’s expert live chat is in the chatroom this Friday, 28th July. It’s with historian Gareth Russell and you can ask him about his recent talk on the Howards, his book on Catherine Howard, or anything you want about his research and work. We’ll be giving away one copy of Gareth’s book on Catherine Howard, Young and Damned and Fair, to one lucky chat participant.

    Here are the times in different time zones:

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  • Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset

    Born in 1519, Mary Howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk. Her mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of the disgraced Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Mary was highly educated, and spent the majority of her childhood at the family residences in Norfolk. As she entered her teenage years, Mary participated in ceremonies at court, including that of her kinswoman Anne Boleyn’s elevation to the marquisate of Pembroke in September 1532. It is likely that Mary also attended Anne’s coronation the following summer, and she carried the chrism at Princess Elizabeth’s christening in September. She seems to have shared the queen’s reformist sympathies and was rebuked by her brother for her love of reading the scriptures.

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  • The Howard Family Quiz

    Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

    The Howards were an ancient and important family, but how much do you know about them? Test yourself with this fun quiz.

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