Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Question from Matt - Looking for information on Martin Schwartz


After information on the personal life of Martin Schwartz the German Mercenary Captain at the battle of stoke. I know the military history, but was wandering if anyone knew anything about the way he looked, and his personal life, i.e was he ever married or were there any historical logs of any partners, land ownage and wealth please

Friday, July 20, 2007

Question from Mike - Persons of color at the Tudor court?

While watching the Sho-Time series "The Tudors" I notice that there were a few (black) characters in a couple of the episodes. So, it made me wonder being a person of color myself.

Were there any persons of color in any of the courts leading up to the Tudor Dynasty? And if so what role(s) did they play?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Question from Colleen - What was a large amount of money in Tudor times?

I am writing a historical novel set in the time of Henry VIII's marriage to Katharine Parr. I've found information on money in Tudor times, but I can't really figure out what was considered a HUGE amount of money. The premise of my story consists of a father selling his young daughter to an earl for an obscene bride price, but I don't know what an obscene bride price would be and I'd like my story to be accurate. Thanks!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Forms fixed

Sorry I'm just now getting around to fixing the submission forms for the penpal listings, new links and the Q&A blog. The address that it uses to do the form post action changed for some reason so it broke all my forms!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

On travel for a few days

I just wanted to let folks know that I'm going to be traveling for work through Sunday, so I won't be answering emails or making blog posts in that time period. I'll have internet access, but I don't think I'll have a lot of time to deal with non-work stuff!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sorry for the interruption

My apologies to anyone who came looking for the website over the past 18 or so hours. I goofed on my domain renewal (I thought it was renewed through 2008, but obviously not!), but all should be sorted out now. And it's renewed through 2010, so if this little episode is repeated, at least it won't be for another three years.

The funny (and sad) thing is that I was first clued on to the fact that something was wrong when I checked my email this morning and I only had 5 spam emails in my tudorhistory folder (I usually get between 30 and 50 overnight).