Monday, April 12, 2021
I am curious about the execution of Edward IV's brother (George, Duke of Clarence) . Legend has it he was drowned in Malmsey wine. It seems the rumour circulated shortly after his death; Shakespeare then said the same in his play (although I am aware of how very little historical his plays can be) Since there is no proof about how George actually died, does anyone think the wine option is likely? I actually do not know what to think. It seems like an odd way to die, and a rather complicated and expensive choice to execute a convicted traitor (even though he was brother to the king). Second question, if the Malmsey is actually not how George died, how was he actually killed? We are of course only making hypothesis. I could only find he was "executed privately". What is the most likely way for it to have been carried out (for it to be quick and private)? Beheaded? Stabbed? Strangled? I would love to find out what truly happened to him.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Looking for a connection between Elizabeth Fielding daughter of Edward Fielding and his wife Elizabeth Maria Polteney (1646-1692) who was daughter of Maurice Wittelsbach Simmern (1620-1652) who was the son of Frederich V Vonder Pfalz of the Palatinate of the Rhine, who married Elizabeth Stuart (1595-1662) and through them to James Stuart VI of Scotland and I of England and VI of Scotland and son of Mary Queen of Scots. There seems to be some disagreement as to who the Elizabeth Fielding really was, there is some mention of her being adopted. If she is who some say she is, the line can be traced back through Mary Queen of Scots all the way to Chrodobertus (6720-673). That would make King James a great grandfather and his mother, Mary, a great grandmother. It all becomes very interesting and somewhat time consuming. If anyone has any information to share regarding Elizabeth Fielding, I would be most appreciative.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Why were the Tudor houses black and white? We are doing a school project and nowhere seems to tell us why they were that colour.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
How much of Hampton court or the tower of London would Henry VIII recognize if he was alive today!? As London in general I think he would be sickened to be honest, I personally think these modern glass and steel dystopian buildings that overlook these beautiful historic buildings is an absolute crying shame!!
Sunday, January 03, 2021
Friday, December 11, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Are there any eyewitness accounts of Henry VIII ever having a face-to-face confrontation with any of his children? Did he ever yell or reprimand them in public once?
Friday, November 27, 2020
I also wander how I could advertise my relative Marie Paulet marrying George southcombe in Satterliegh in 1574. I am also trying to find out about where she came from is to apply for her farther's will or buy a michofiche that I could find out about her birth. I think she was born in 1554. I think the man's name was Nicholas Paulet of Hinton Saint George, Somerset. He died in 1603. Her grandfather I think [was] Sir Hugh Poulet Governor of Jersey. [Post slightly edited for clarity - Lara]
Sunday, November 22, 2020
I am trying to find out about Anna Margaretta Regina Pedissiqua who had married Thomas Berry in about 1453. I am just trying to find out about where she was born and where he came from.
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Sunday, August 09, 2020
Does anything survive today how it was during his reign if Henry Viii was alive today, would he recognise anything?? If he was alive or has everything completed destroyed? Is sad because that was the golden age of england, wheres it all gone is my question??
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Hello! I am in the process of writing a novel set in the Tudor period (Henrician). Does anyone know for sure how long widows were supposed to keep black clothing (for mourning)? I read somewhere that there was no clear law about it, but what was considered 'proper'? The 1-year-period seemed to have only been set up in the Victorian era... or was it also applicable for the early sixteenth century? Many thanks xx
Monday, July 13, 2020
Hi I am looking for some information on this item I have. It was found in Southwell next to The Archbishops palace. I know the main design probably represents Henry VIII but the other designs on it are proving a little difficult to decipher. I have put the relevant info on this youtube video https://youtu.be/ZnfnV_XmyWc
Thursday, June 18, 2020
I am doing a project on pen pals and we started talking about ladies being beheaded did they wear there hair up or was their head above the neck covered in a handkerchief
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Hello to any readers who stumble upon this before the upgrading starts! My webhost is going to be migrating to new servers over the month of June and I'm really hoping that it will solve some issues I've been having for a few years now. I haven't really had the time to migrate to a new webhost so I just stuck it out. Part of the upgrade process may impact the blog part of the site, so I'm going to do some testing in their 'sandbox'. BUT, before I can to that, I have to do some upgrades that may also muck things up before I can even get to the testing part. I'm trying to back everything up in every way I have available, but there is still a chance things will break. If something goes awry, check the Q&A blog (this page) and/or my personal blog since they are hosted on Blogger and won't be affected by these issues.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Hello everyone, I am a university student and I am currently doing research for my bachelor's theses. I am interested in Tudor medicine. But because I live abroad it is difficult for me to access primary sources. But thanks to many great responses here I was able to come up with an idea and theme. I am doing research about physicians (as John Hall, George Bate) and how they treated the human body. Main questions are - is there any difference between treating female and male bodies? Or treating aristocracy and paupers? I would be very grateful for any other primary sources/ideas/articles etc. that could help me support my theses and spot those differences. Any other comments are very welcomed.
Monday, April 06, 2020
I am looking for information about Anne Boleyn and why she is commonly depicted in green. I find it really interesting and cannot find any definitive information as to why. Thanks for your help anyone who does Kind regards, Mia
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sunday, February 09, 2020
Do any original portraits from life of Henry VIII, AB etc exist or are they all copy's of portraits. I don't believe these posthumous paintings portray the true appearance.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Hi everyone, I'm the admin of a AU Tudor-era collaborative writing site (https://loyaltybindsus.jcink.net/index.php), so you'll probably be seeing me around here a lot! Anyways, in the first season of The Tudors, Henry VIII asks Catherine of Aragon for her favor before a joust (he simply says, "My Lady," and holds his lance up to her and she ties a ribbon around it). It's been surprisingly difficult to research on my own because "favor" is so widely used to mean political favor (though I did read on an unverifiable website that detachable sleeves were often given as favors, which sounds true and is neat!). In any case, my main question is, would women have given favors at an early-Tudor-era joust? Any other information or resources about the history or social implications of that sort of favor would be massively appreciated.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Hi everyone it's been a while! My question is.. Do you think Henry VIII body/skeletal remains will be exhumed at some point as it very unclear what he succumbed to obviously he's a very high profile figure lot of controversy around him I for one would like this to happen!?
Monday, January 20, 2020
Hi, I'm currently in my third year of university and writing my dissertation. I want to focus it on Catherine of Aragon's role as a wife and to what extent she fulfilled this despite not being able to bear Henry sons. I'm struggling to think of a more specific question regarding her role as a wife. I want to focus on her role as a wife rather than just a queen (so expectations of wives in the 16th century). Is there one particular angle of her being a wife I should focus on? I would greatly appreciate any help on this.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Because of Mary Tudor's actions as a ruler, do you believe she had any mental health issues that we can classify today? I find this topic quite fascinating considering how at the time the population knew very little about mental illness. Anyway, what do you think?
Monday, September 09, 2019
I am making costumes for a play about Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley 1530 England. What kind of clothing would they wear. All of the photos I can find are so dark that I cannot see details. Any help will be appreciated.
Sunday, August 04, 2019
Where might I find examples of Tudor masques? I'm hoping to get enough information to include a fictitious masque in some writing that feels like it could fit in with the others. Currently, I'm going through the excerpts from Shakespearean plays that have them, starting with Henry VIII. I've also seen the masques featured in The Tudors. Specifically, I'm most interested in masques from Henry VIII's reign. Thanks so much!