Guest Post: A New Mother by Melita Thomas

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Good morning! I’m pleased to be hosting Melita Thomas, author of The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary, on her blog tour. Today Melita, who runs the site Tudor Times, will be blogging about Mary’s relationship with Margaret, …

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Gambling on a Name: Guest Post by Sean Cunningham

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I’m delighted to have historian Sean Cunningham doing a guest post today in connection with his new biography, Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was. Welcome! Gambling on a Name? Prince Arthur, Legend and the Survival of the Tudor …

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A Petition to Rebury Anne Boleyn

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With Richard III in his final resting place, things have become rather quiet lately, leading me to turn my thoughts to another controversial royal: Anne Boleyn. Anne, of course, was briefly exhumed in the nineteenth century during renovations in the …

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New Books!

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Good morning! I wanted to start out by mentioning that Leanda de Lisle’s excellent nonfiction book, Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England’s Most Notorious Royal Family is now on sale, both here in the United States and in the UK …

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The Queen’s Sister: Cecily, Viscountess Welles

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Cecily, the third daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville and the second to survive adolescence, was born at Westminster on 20 March 1469. It seems likely that one of her godmothers was her grandmother, Cecily, Duchess of York. Young …

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Arms and the Man: Was Edmund Tudor Illegitimate?

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Recently, historian John Ashdown-Hill published a book called Royal Marriage Secrets, in which he purports to uncover evidence that Edmund Tudor, father of Henry VII, was not the son of Owen Tudor but of Edmund Beaufort—evidence, in short, that would …

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Jane Grey and Katherine Parr

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Read about Katherine Parr or Jane Grey, and you’ll soon come across the statement, in various guises, that when Jane Grey came to live with Katherine Parr, Katherine gave Jane the maternal nurturing of which she had been deprived.  It …

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More Tudor Cosmo Girls!

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(I’ll try to add the other two wives soon, unless someone beats me to it! I know this may not be Katherine Howard’s portrait, but the other alternative didn’t work well with the cover generator.) Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious …

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The Tudor Cosmo Girl

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I shared this on my Facebook page this morning, but I thought those of you who don’t “do” Facebook might enjoy it:   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers …

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Anne Boleyn and the Charge of Witchcraft: A Guest Post by Claire Ridgway

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As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m delighted to welcome Claire Ridgway to my blog! Claire’s new nonfiction book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown is a concise day-by-day look at the events leading up to the …

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