Friday, March 31, 2006

Question from Sara - Henry Fitzroy's appearance

Do you know what Henry Fitzroy looked like? I especially would like to know hair color, but anything is good. Thanks!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Question from Star - Elizabeth I and Amy Dudley

Did Queen Elizabeth know Amy Dudley? In the movie Elizabeth (1998) she didn't know Amy and had no idea that Robert Dudley was even married. But in Phillipa Gregory's book "The Virgin's Lover", Elizabeth knew Amy and even danced at thier wedding. I know that Gregory writes historical fiction, but I was wondering if there was any proof that Elizabeth knew Amy Dudley.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Question from Emily - Elizabeth of York = Queen of Hearts?

Hello! A very strange question.... I am getting a tattoo of the Queen of Hearts flower that she holds in her hand, and while researching the symbols of playing cards, I learned that the Queen of Hearts was believed by some to be Elizabeth of York. Is there any proof of this? If so, I would assume the flower is the Tudor flower in the crest, which does bear a resembalance to the flower on the card... Just thought I'd ask!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Question from Laura - Katherine Parr sources

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Hello! I am a graduate student working on my masters degree in history, I am hoping to start working on my thesis this fall and which I am hope will be on Kathrine Parr and her religious writings. Right now I am doing research just to see what sorts of information are out there and I was praying someone out there may by able to help me in finding books, articles, or even a website devoted Kathrine Parr. I have a very extensive library on Tudor England but I am always looking for more. If anyone can help me please or has any suggestions for me please email me.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Question from Melissa - Medical reasons for the Wives child-bearing history

Where might I find information that might explain why Henry, with six wives, only fathered 3 children and why his wives suffered more than the usual number of miscarriages? Is there a modern take on a known medical condition that is something treatable today (RH factor, etc.) I know there is the "syphllis" theory, but I believe it has been addressed and dismissed.

Question from Jen - Henry VIII and his Wives

My name is jen, and im doing a project of on Henry Tudor VIII and his wives. Mostly on his relationship with each. The information specifically is how and when they met, intimacy, and why they divorced.
Grade 9, 15

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Question from Lucy - Tudor Past Times

I am a ten year old girl doing a Tudor Project at school. The title I have chosen is Tudor Past Times for Rich & Poor. Please can you reccomend some good materials/ websites or short books. I live in London so I want to see some things - games in museums if I can I need to finish my project by the end of March Thanks for your help

Monday, March 06, 2006

Question from Hannah - Tudor school lunches?

What did the children eat at school in the tudor times?
Please can you find out for me!!!

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Question from Charmaine - Leisure and Pleasure

I am doing a presentation on leisure and pleasure in the tudor age. In particular, fashion, dining and sex. I was suprised to find that it has been almost impossible to get information on these topics! Can you give me a starting point, a book or website to get me going?

Question from Sheila - The Tudor name

Why are the Tudor monarchs called the Tudors?