The Tudor Society
  • Expert Answer – Ambrosius Benson’s ‘Elegant Couples’: A Painting of Henry VIII and His Court?

    Tudor Society member Corinna emailed us recently regarding the work of artist Ambrosius Benson and the tradition that the couples depicted in his “Elegant couples dancing in a landscape” were “Henry VIII with Anne Boleyn, the Duke of Norfolk with the Dowager Queen Margaret of Scotland, and Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk, with the Dowager Queen Mary Tudor of France”. We passed on Corinna’s email to our resident art expert Roland Hui and he wrote this article…

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  • Informal live chat on Tudor art – 15 July 2017

    Thank you so much for Roland Hui, art historian, blogger and author of The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens for offering to moderate an informal live chat for us this month.

    Roland has an extensive knowledge of Tudor art, particularly portraiture, and blogs about it regularly at his TudorFaces blog. Recently, his view that an image in the Black Book of the Garter was based on Anne Boleyn caused some controversy online and his research is top notch.

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  • Tudor Art Books

    In this week’s Claire chats video, I talk about some of the art books I own and would recommend. Please do share in the comments below which books you would recommend to other Tudor Society members on art.

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  • Ooops another book!

    You can never have enough books, can you? Well, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway! In today’s Claire Chats video I share with you my most recent book purchase, the two volume Tudor and Jacobean Portraits by Roy Strong (1969), which I’ve had my eye on for ages. I know I will be dipping into these volumes on a regular basis, so I’m very pleased with my purchase, plus they’re beautiful books.

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  • Painting Paradise – Review by Melanie V. Taylor

    London is sweltering in unaccustomed heat, so if you are in England you might consider a visit to the Queen’s gallery, Buckingham Palace just to get out of the sun.

    The exhibition is full of beautiful paintings, china and exquisite Fabergé flowers and importantly for members of The Tudor Society, this painting by the prolific artist, British School.

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  • Les Tudors Exhibition in Paris Video

    A video about Claire’s visit to The Tudors exhibition in Paris.

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