Sunday, October 19, 2014

Question from Annette - Edward Seymour and Catherine Fillol's chidren

Question about edward seymours 1st marriage and children.

Research for my novel, his marriage to catherine fillol was annulled and she was sent to live in a convent, their subsequent children two boys named John and Edward were declared bastards..what happened after their mother was sent away..where did they live, who took care of them, surely not either Seymour or fillol families as it was a scandal at the time.

Can anyone tell me what happened to these boys.
Thanks

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Question from Julian - Early Tudor era maps and plans

Maps and or Sketches of Henry VII's City of London; - of the Palaces of White Hall, - and that of Westminster; - and/or a ground plan of the Abbey of Bermondsey [demolished immediately following the Dissolution]?

The earliest map [of White Hall Palace] I have been able to find after many hours of searching the internet dates from the 17th C. I haven't been able to find anything that shows early Tudor London, or the Tudor Palace of Westminster and the Abbey Pale as it then existed at all.

I'm researching the life of a senior King's Officer to write his Biography; and these are all Locations where the Official Archives place the man at various time during his 24yr. Service to king Henry VII,[houses assigned as his Official Quarters, Security Duties or Custodial Duties officially assigned to him], and relevant mentions in the "Rolls Series" transcriptions.

If anyone on this List knows of any "public domain" Maps and ground plans closer to the 1485-1509 Period than the 17th C. that have been digitised online , - I'd be very grateful for the URLs.

Question from Larry - Henry VIII doctor named Salmon

I watched a youtube video called "Inside the body of Henry Vlll". There was a photo of physicians who attended the king. One was labeled X.Salmon. I was curious if there was a doctor named Salmon who looked after him?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Question from Annabeth - Lucy Negro and Shakespeare's "Dark Lady"

Hello everyone! I was reading an article about The Dark Lady of the sonnets and I want to know something more about Lucy Negro who was mentioned as possible Dark Lady.Thank you on your answers.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Question from Rita - Illegitimate son of Charles Brandon

I am researching my family history on my maiden name, Brandon. I have come to a standstill regarding Thomas Brandon, presumably born in 1550 and his presumed father, Sir Charles Brandon,the illegitimate son of Charles, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Is Sir Charles Brandon the illegitimate son of the 1st Duke? If so, did he have a son Thomas? In either case, I would like some information to continue my family tree. It intrigues me I could be a possible descendent of the Tudor family. Thank you so much for any information or resources which would be be beneficial.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Question from Alex - Mary Tudor and Henry Fitzroy

I recently read that Henry VIII, at one point, thought about possibility of Mary marrying her half-brother, Henry Fitzroy. How serious that intent was, and why it failed in the end?

[Some coverage of this question is in the comments to the previous post linked below. - Lara]

http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2009/04/question-from-michelle-henry-fitzroy.html

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Question from Hannah - Widows of executed noblemen

What was the fate of widows of noblemen, who had been executed - assuming that widow had been deemed innocent of whatever crime her husband had been condemned? Were treatment and customs much different from normal?

[Similar question from 2011 linked below. - Lara]

http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2011/06/question-from-gill-families-of-peers.html

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Question from Em - Jacobean lace

Was jacobean lace made of silk, linen, or all three? Does it make a difference if the lace was used on the neck, the cuff or elsewhere?

Any idea of the relative cost of a great lace neckpiece?
Thanks.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Question from Peter - City Bars and Gates

Dear Tudor Q&As

Query re City Bars & Gates.

I have a reference to a house that was the last before the city Bar (also written as Barre sometimes). The implication is that the Bar marked the limit of the city boundary. But what exactly was the Bar. Was it an actual structure or a notional boundary?

Could you confirm that the word "Gate" meant road or street as well as gate as we understand it today?

Very many thanks for your help.
Peter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Question from Stephanie - Elizabeth I's possible marriage to Philip of Spain

How likely did people think it was that Elizabeth would marry Philip of Spain when she ascended the throne? Did she immediately reject him, or did she keep him hanging on like she did with later suitors? I'm thinking that that would have been a worry for English Protestants.

Question from JenGin - Mary Boleyn at court in during Anne's queenship

Hello everyone,

I'm currently reading Alison Weir's bio of Mary Boleyn and there is something that I'm curious about. Weir says:

"In April 1535, as we have seen, John Hale mentioned that 'the Queen's Grace might not suffer her sister to be in the court', and so it is unlikely that Anne and Mary were ever reconciled".

Is it true that Anne couldn't "suffer" her sister to be at court? Is this John Hale the same person who claimed that Mary Boleyn's son was Henry VIII's child? I'm very curious. Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Question from Annette - Gertrude Blount and Jane Seymour

To question about Gertrude Blount,lady Exeter, I have just been reading david starkys six wives of Henry viii and he says that she and sir Nicholas Carew were sponsors to jane Seymour , what did sponsors do for their sponsees? and does anyone know what she looked like..apparently she was supposed to be attractive.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Question from Jane - Executions of husbands and wives

If both husband and wife were to be executed by beheading, would they be executed at the same time or not? Would it be up to King to decide that?

Monday, September 01, 2014

Question from Peter - Abbreviation in Yorkshire Deeds

Please could you or your readers advise what the abbreviation 'clk' found in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, Yorkshire Deeds, for the 15th Century means?

Eg;

'to Robert Frost, clk., chancellor of the lord Prince, Thomas Pek, clk.,'

Many thanks.
Peter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Question from Colleen - Form of address for a younger son of an Earl

Hello! I'm looking for clarification - how would one refer to the younger son of an earl? I know "Right Honourable" is a fairly recent development and would not have been in use in the 16th century. But would he be "Lord (Name)" or "Master (Name)"? Or something else entirely?

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Question from Ben - Phrase about Elizabeth I and James VI/I

I would like to ask where did phrase that Elizabeth was King:now james is queen "Rex fuit Elizabeth:nunc est regina Jacobus"?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Question from Elliott - Wedding vows in the 1480s

Before the establishment of the Church of England, what were the Catholic wedding vows one would have had to take in the 1480s?

Question from Annette - Catherine Fillol's convent

Question about catherine fillol and John Seymour, after they allegedly had an affair and her father found out about it..she was sent to a convent...can anyone hazard a guess or Actually know which convent she was sent to? Would it have been in Wiltshire or her native Dorset ? Did convents allow visitors? I also read that convents only took wealthy women with dowrys, how is this possible if her dowry would have gone to her husband edward surely? Thanks again.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Question from annette - 1535 progress of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

A question about the progress Henry viii and anne boleyn went on in 1535 when he ultimately met his next wife at wolf hall .
What path did the progress take?What areas or counties did they visit? Did anne boleyn visit wolf hall as well? And when he toured his palaces..in which order did he visit? Whitehall, Greenwich , Hampton etc??. In seasons aswell summer and winter? Can't seem to find a lot online about it unless I;m wording it incorrectly. I'm working on a novel by the way so this serves as research. Thank you for any answers and time taken.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Question from Stacey - Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots' pearls

I know that Elizabeth wore the pearls that belonged to Mary Queen of Scots in the Armada portrait, but are there other portraits she wore them in? Why would she deliberately wear something that so obviously belonged to Mary Stuart?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Question from John - Elizabeth I nicknames

I would like to ask is it true that Elizabeth I was the nickname actress?

[The sender didn't leave an email address so I couldn't contact him for clarification, but I suspect this is about Elizabeth I's habit of giving people at her court nicknames. - Lara]

Friday, August 01, 2014

Question from Lizelle - Illegitimate son of Francis I of France

Hello,

Hope you can help me. I am trying to find sources that can verify if my ancestor Henry De La Rieux (born 1502) is in fact an illegitimate son of Francis I, King of France? Henry's mother is just known as "Daughter De La Rieux" and was apparently a mistress of the King.

Thanks so much!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Question from Elina - Clothing requirements for women's executions

If woman was sentenced to death, what sort of requirements was there for her clothing (if there was any), and did execution method bring its own requirements (for example, was she supposed to wear lighter dress/clothes for burning than for beheading)?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Question from Annette - Jane Seymour's betrothal to William Dormer

Hello,

i';m hoping to start a novel based on jane seymour..fingers crossed..wondered if anyone had information on her bethrothal to william dormer..what year and such and whether she was actually in france the same time as anne boleyn, serving and finishing her education there..i know theres not alot known about her early life..but any information and dates would be useful!

Thanks muchly!

Question from Vera - Inheritance of daughters of barons

In Tudor era, if baron had only one child, a daughter, would she inherit a barony, or would it go to baron's other male relatives?