Thursday, September 28, 2006

Question from Catherine - Tudor inheritance law

Could anybody clear up Tudor inheritance law for me, please? If a widowed nobleman with one daughter were to marry again, and his new wife were to have one son from a previous marriage, who would inherit on the man's death?

Many thanks!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Question from Sara - More on colleges and careers for Tudor History

I was wondering if there is a good college in the US for English history, and also what is a good career for someone interested in Tudor History, because that is what I want to do when I get older.

Question from Joopy - Herbal remedies

I need to know some herbal remedies for things like the plague in tudo times. Can u help me

Friday, September 22, 2006

Away for the weekend and Monday

As I've aleady mentioned over on the news blog, I will be away until Tuesday around lunchtime. There may be some delay in the approval of comments for the next few days, since I have no idea what, if any, internet access I'll have.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Question from Connie - Anne Boleyn's grave marker, etc.

Recently I was at the Tower of London and I (of course) visited the chapel of St.Peter Ad Vincula intent on seeing where Anne Boleyn was buried. Unfortunately I was not able to see if the spot was actually marked for her. I was wondering if there is any sort of marker naming her being buried there? Also two smaller questions. At Hampton Court, there is still a small A&H marker from when they were married. Why was it not removed when Henry destroyed all of her symbols. Lastly, some books i have been reading seem to indicate that Anne was assaulted when she was younger in France. Is there any truth to this?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Question from Lizze - Graduate schools

I want to get my Masters and Doctorate in Tudor history, but I don't now which school offers this program. Would someone please help me?

[this question has come up before, but there weren't many responses, so I thought it would post this one too -- Lara]

Question from Paul - Glove of Anne Boleyn

Dear all.
Many years ago, I remember walking around a stately home as a young boy, seeing as I remember a 6 fingered glove of Ann Boleyn's and the blood stained dress she was wearing when she was beheaded.
Returning to Coughton Court recently, where I believed this encounter to have occurred, neither object was there. There was Mary Queen of Scots Chemise that she was wearing at her beheading, but the only glove was either the young or old Pretender's, and it certainly didn't have 6 digits.
Can anyone please help as this is going to bother me for the rest of my life. I am always boring my wife about this glove, as I remember it was so small, and I thought that going to Coughton Court and showing her would finally prove it's existence. Obviously I got the execution dress wearer mixed up, but the glove of Ann Boleyn I know exists SOMEWHERE.
Thank you all.

Question from Hayley - Mary Seymour

Mary Seymour-the daughter of Katherine Parr by Thomas Seymour -was thought to have died in her teens which would partly explain her mysterious disappearance from History. However, about five years ago, I read that a Historian had uncovered evidence that she may well have survived and was fairly optimistic that he had even traced her living descendants . Do you know if his theory was proved correct?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Question from Christine - Lettice Knollys

Where did Lettice Knollys die and is the housestill standing?

Question from John - Information on Baoardo (source of description of Jane Grey)

I've tried every source I know of without success, so I am desperately tossing this out to the general public. On the subject of Lady Jane Grey: there is an oft-cited eye-witness physical description of her credited to a "Baoardo." He is variously described as a Genoan, a Florentine, a merchant, an ambassador, and a resident of London. JA Froude cited him as the author of a work published in Venice in 1558 and supposedly still in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. The librarians there have never heard of Baoardo or his book. Richard Davey states Baoardo wrote letters home to Genoa which are now deposited in a Genovese archive. I have searched every catalogue for every archive in Genoa without seeing Baoardo's name mentioned. I have searched the British Library, every major UK university online catalogue, World Cat, OCLC, Early English Books Online, and many others. None of these revealed any author named Baoardo or any work by him. Do any of the visitors to this site, by some remote chance, know where I can locate solid and reliable information on this elusive sixteenth-century Italian? Thank you!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Question from ? - Henry VIII's image

What were henry v111 clothes jewels body language and background image like

Friday, September 08, 2006

Question from Sara T. - More on More and A Man For All Seasons

Well, I have to do a short biography of the characters in "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS", the play about Sir Thomas More, and I was wondering if there is any information on the relationships between all the characters (specifically beteween More and the Kings 7 and 8) of the play and the Kings. Thanks in advance!
Sara, 16
Grade 11 English

Question from ? - More on Tudor Medicine

{Note from Lara - Tudor medine came up in post from last year, but I was hoping we could get some more info on that topic.}

What medicines did they use in tudor times? i am doin a project at school in history about tudors and i need to find out medicine!
please help me!!!!

Question from ? - Why the Tudors were followed by the Stuarts

I Need To Know Why The Tudors Ended And Changed To Stuarts?

Now that schools are back in session... a reminder

Hello to all the students who are dropping by the page or blog who might not have been here before!

I just wanted to remind folks not to submit new questions in the comments. When they've been coming in, I've been posting them as new questions, but it's easier for me if you just send them in as new questions.

Click here for the blog instructions.

I hope everyone has a great school year!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Question on the Tudor name

I just received a submission about why the Tudors are called the Tudors, so I thought I would just link back to an earlier post and answer on this question.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Question from Karen - Good starter books?

Hey, I'm really interested in Tudor England but I don't know much about it yet. What would be a good book to start with? (I'm a senior in highschool).

Friday, September 01, 2006

Question from Angela - HBO Elizabeth I series

Hello Fans, Is there any historical reference to Elizabeth I affair with the young Earl of Essex as protrayed in the HBO Miniseries.

Also didn't her intimacy with Robert Dudly end soon after her coronation and somewhat stabalization of her throne?