Friday, April 28, 2006

Question from Liz - Original letters

How does one find out where to see surviving letters, etc of Anne & Henry?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Question from Patricia - Elizabeth I and Dudley's Death

I was wondering where Elizabeth was during Robert Dudley's death... I can not find anything off hand that states where she was during his death. I am curious also of her reaction to his death. I did read "Robert's Last Letter" but I am interested in more...

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Question from Amanda - Primary sources for Tudor women's education

Hi, I am doing a big internal on the effects of women in Tudor England(from the reformation, the limits of their education and the changes in marriage and freedom of lack of choice in marriage between the classes) and I am having a alot of trouble finding any diary entries of women or pictures of girls learning as I need more primary evidence to support my questions. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks :)

I am doing NCEA Level 3 (New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement). I'm not sure about my 'grade' but I am in year 13 or Form 7.

Question from Cindy - Hanging, smoking pots in Elizabeth I on HBO

Just completed watching the second part of the HBO mini-series and I have a question about the hanging pots that looked like they were smoking. I saw them in a few scenes, mostly when they were walking through the hallways. Were they for incense? I didn't know if this was something made up or if it has a historical base. Thank you.

Question from Joshua - Countries and the Tudors

hi,in school im learning about the tudors and where they came from,i have 3 questions to ask;
what countries did the tudors know about in 1489?
countries that the tudors had discovered by 1527?
countries that the tudors did not know about?

thank you for your help

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Question from Tamara - Changes in medicine

Hi i am doing a reaserch assignment at school in year 13(last year of high school) i have to show the change in medicine between 1558-1667 e.g.doctors,drugs and care during the tudor stuart period. Any sugestions would help greatly.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Question from Shannon - Another illegit. son of Henry VIII

I have come across information that an Agnes Bewitt Beupine married to William Edwardes had an illegitimate son,Richard, for Henry VIII and that is how the family recieved Edwards Hall in Wales. Henry never claimed him, as Agnes was already married. Does anyone know about this?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Question from Sophia - Daily life of royals

What was the daily life life of royals (monarchs) like during the renaissance between the years 1560 and 1630

age: 14
grade: 9

for: english essay, we're going to read romeo and juliet

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Just a reminder...

The instructions for submitting a question are in the upper left hand corner of the blog, just under the Tudor Rose. It will take you to a page with instructions and a link to the submission form.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Question from Sue - Henry's wives and live births

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I'm a professor of communication, and have recently finished The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. In reading that book, I was struck by how difficult it was for all of Henry VIII's wives --not just his first-- to give birth to live children. Katherine of Spain, for example, was pregnant a total of 10 times but only one child survived, her daughter Mary. Why was this?

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Question from Cat - Children in Tudor and Stuart England

Hey just doing the whole school project thing and just wondering if you could give me a brief baclround to my questions or if you had any really good sites that would help me find some stuff that would answer my focussing questions-
1- To what extent did social class and sex effect the work or play of Children during 1557-1668?
2- In what ways did the high death rate of minors effect the English Economy?
3- To what extent were the expectations of parents towards their children fulfilled during the time period 1557-1668?

Question from Lara (a different one!) - Lettice Knollys & Elizabeth in Tower

Does anybody know if Lettice Knollys was one of Elizabeth's ladies during her imprisonment in the Tower of London? I had always been under the impression that she and her family had fled to Germany during Mary I's reign, but the BBC drama "The Virgin Queen" and several historians claim that she had stayed in England with Elizabeth. So I was simply wondering if anybody really knows for sure or if its all conjecture. Is there any contemporary evidence to support either claim?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Catching up...

Hello all,

I just wanted to apologize to the folks that submitted questions over the past week or so that I haven't gotten around to posting yet. I had to go out of town for a funeral and I only briefly logged on once to see if any important work emails had come. So, I'm still in the process of sorting and answering emails. I'll get the Q&A messages up soon!