The Tudor Society
  • Six Wives Places Crossword Puzzle

    As this week’s Friday video was on Sudeley Castle, home of Catherine Parr and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, I thought I’d test your knowledge of places linked to Henry VIII’s six wives.

    Grab your favourite snack and beverage, make yourself comfortable, and get those little grey cells working with this fun crossword puzzle.

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  • Introducing Philippa Lacey Brewell, the Tudor Society roving reporter

    Some time ago, we asked for feedback on the Tudor Society. We asked what people would like to see on the site. It was very encouraging because the feedback showed that we were offering everything that people wanted, except for just one thing: virtual tours of historic places. We racked our brains over how we could offer this to our members and then Claire realised that we could get our good friend Philippa Lacey Brewell involved. Philippa runs British History Tours and her expertise is historical places, so asking for her help was a no-brainer! Fortunately, Philippa agreed to help us and will be giving us virtual tours (or as close to a virtual tour as she can get!) of historical places linked to the Tudors. She will be doing one a month for us – yay!

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  • Thank you gifts coming soon!

    To celebrate the Tudor Society’s 1st birthday and the publication of our Tudor Society guide to Tudor Places of Great Britain in the autumn, and as a thank you to our members, we’ll be giving away two gifts to members…

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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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  • Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Bryson

    Hampton Court has origins far older than Henry VIII. Originally Hampton Court was a settlement belonging to the Saxon period; its original name was ‘Hammton’ meaning ‘a settlement by the river’. In the early 12th century the land was owned by Reginald de St Valery, a crusader in Jerusalem. He allowed the Knights Hospitallers of St John to rent the land. The Knights built the House of Hampton and the land was primarily used to manage the Knights agricultural estates.

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  • Windsor Castle by Sarah Bryson

    Windsor Castle dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, who started building the Castle in 1070. Work was completed in 1086 and the great castle was built as a means to defend and secure the western path towards London. The castle was built on an earth mound which supported a keep and has an Upper and Lower Ward.

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  • Gunpowder Plot Places to Visit

    Historic places with links to the 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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  • Tudor Places Books

    Recommended reading on Tudor places.

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