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 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


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!