Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Question from djelliott - Tudor Rose needlepoint designs

I am looking for a needlepoint-appropriate Tudor Rose design. Anyone seen one? Is there any 'right' or 'wrong' color scheme? I've seen one design on the net that shows a narrow red edge and pink (?).

Question from Mike - Elizabeth at Philip and Mary's wedding

Did Elizabeth play a role in the wedding of Mary and Phillip?

[editor's note -- great question! I've never thought about that before!]

Question from Lyn - Part-time Tudor history course

I would like to do a part - time course in Tudor History, either by correspondence or actual attendance (nr Yeovil Somerset) but am having trouble finding anything suitable. Any suggestions please.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Question from Jo - Anne and Henry's wedding gift bed

I would like to know what happened to the bed that Francis 1st had made for King Henry V111 and Anne Boleyn as a wedding gift.
It was mentioned in a book by Thomas Hackett.

Thank you

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Question from Misty - Henry's feelings about Anne's imprisonment, etc.

I wrote a piece on Anne Boleyn for my blog, and I started to research on how henry felt when he threw Anne in the tower and how he felt about her death. In your findings have you uncovered any information? I have found it particularly hard to anything on this subject.

Thank you,
Misty from Madame Royale

Monday, May 14, 2007

Question from Helen - BBC Tudor Feast program


I am trying to find a copy of the BBC 2 programme a Tudor Feast.

Does anyone know where I can get a copy or where if there is a site I can download it from?

Also could anyone point me in the right direction for finding out how the Tudors decorated their homes at Christmas?


[note - the second part of this post was already dealt with in another post a few days ago]

Question from Barbara - Descriptions of Henry's Wives

Can you direct me to original source descriptions of the physical appearance of each of the wives of Henry VIII?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Question from Lis - Christmas decorations in Tudor times

Can anyone tell me - or tell me where to find! - information on the type of decorations, if any that were common at Christmas in Tudor times? Not so much at court, but, for example,in the house of fairly wealthy Elizabethans? Obviously no Christmas trees etc, and I know they used greenery for garlands etc; but did they use anything else for decoration?

Question from Marcy - Henry VIII son by Mary Berkeley (Perrot)?

Did Henry VIII father a child by Mary Berkeley, who took her husband's name Perrot? I understand he later became Sir John Perrot. Thanks

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Question from Sara - Kathryn Howard's birth year

I know that for many people during the Tudor Dynasty, their dates of birth are not known since they did not keep good records. One of those people is Katherine Howard. I noticed that on your website it says she was born in 1521, while in other places it says 1525. In Alison Weir's "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" it says why she thnks it's 1525, but are your reasons for the 1521 date?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Question from Richard - John Heron and Cardinal Morton

im having trouble working out the roles played by John Heron and Cardinal Morton, in the Henry VII's reign.

can anyone help?