Sunday, January 29, 2006

Question from Jerry - Children in Tudor Times

What did children do in tudor times, i.e. work and play?

Note: submission edited for clarity

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Question from Sarah - Clothing of a priest at execution

I am costume manager for a local amateur drama group...what would a priest wear at an execution? the period is towards the end of Henry v111 the character the only pictures I can find are of arch bishops/high ranking types

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Question from Ash - Decorative colors

I have searched the web to find out what was a popular colour for royal decoration in the time of Henry VIII. If anyone could help I'll be very grateful.

Question from Elizabeth - Renaissance Queens

Editor's note: This question is usually a bit more broad that I would typically post, but if the commentors could recommend resources for Elizabeth to investigate, that would be great.

i am doing a history project on queens of the renaissance. can you please help me by telling me names of different queens, about them, what the importance of the queen was in the renaissance, and especialy what everyday life is like for a queen.

my school project is that we will soon be setting up a whole renaissance fair, and everyone in the grade gets a role (like a surf, peasent. noble, king, queen, and many other things) i am going to be the queen so i need to know what to look like, how to act, what to do.. all the details.

i am in 7th grade and i am 12 years old

Monday, January 16, 2006

Question from Sara - Kat Ashley's appearance

What exactly did Kat Ashley look like? Like, what color hair did she have, how tall was she, and things like that. I know that portraits aren't always exactly truthful, they exaggerate to portray a person a certain way, and I can only find one portrait of her. I would really appreciate it if you could help me!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Question from Jennifer - Henry VIII's bastard son

I read that King Henry VIII, had a bastard son with one of his mistresses. Did this son live & what was his name & was the mistrss Anne Boleyn's elder sister? I know Anne's elder sister was one of the King's mistresses before he married her, but am not sure if it was her to whom, the son was born to? Thank you for your help,

Sincerely, Jennfier Reinert

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Question from Caitlin - Tudor places to visit

I am a HUGE fan of Tudor history (which I know is bizarre seeing as I live in Australia) - however - I am heading over to the UK (London) in around August next year as part of my GAP year and I was wondering if you had any recommended places to go and see, as most of the Tudor period buildings and places of interest are not open to the public or are not particularly relevant. I am particularly interested in Elizabeth I. If you had any suggestions I would be most grateful - I intend on going for two months so I'll have plenty of time.

Updated post titles

If you've been here before, you've probably noticed that I've updated the post titles to include a little bit more about the subject, and not just the name of the person who submitted them. Hopefully this will be a bit more helpful.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Question from Jess - James' ascension to the throne

When Elizabeth died, did she decide to have James on the throne or did he just automatically assume it. I don't think she favored the Stuarts that much so it's kind of surprising that she would name one to the throne, although he was of her relation...