Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Question from Emma - Tudor Christmas carols


I was hoping someone would know if there are any christmas carols around today that the tudors first sang??? I know the tudors were one of the first to sing christmas carols but i can not find out what they actually sang.



Question from Allison - Who was best, who was worst?

(I know this is a mostly opinion-based question, but I thought some of you might have fun commenting on it)

Hi, Who was the best and worst tudor out of
Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I?

Many Thanks

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Question from Ollie - Daily life of Tudor nobles

Hi, I'm in Year 8 and am doing a project about Nobles in Tudor times. What did the Tudor Nobles do most of the time? You know like the daily life of a noble. Thanks

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Question from Alice - "Bloody Mary"

I am in year 8 and need to do an essay on whether or not Mary the first deserves her nickname 'Bloody Mary'. I am supposed to give an argument (for and against) but can't think of any reasons or sources for against? Can you help? Do you know any good sources/reasons/websites that disagree with the nickname? It will help at lot becuase I am going to be graded. Thanks!

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Question from Hilary - Greeting question

Have recently read a book by Rosemary Sutcliffe called "Lady on Waiting" about Walter Raleigh and his wife. The characters all greeted one another with "God den". Never heard of this before can you please explain. Many thanks.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Question from Laura - Recommended non-fiction on Elizabeth I

What biographies/non-fiction books about Elizabeth I would you guys recommend?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Question from Julia - Translation help

Hello guys!I'm from Poland and I need to translate the text but I have problems to do it:/ this is a fragment of the narrative:"...reding it,the modest frown anxiously, trying to recall the Wars of the Roses and Henry VII’s family tree, forgotten since the third form
(and wasn’t there something about a thornbush?)."
How can I understand a "third form"?as a generation?And how do you understand "thornbush"?Please, help me!!:)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Question from Heather - Henry VIII's "uncle" from "The Tudors" ep. 1

Ok watched the first episode of The Tudors, loved it, but i was a bit confused by Henry calling the man who was assinated at the beginning of the episode as his Uncle. I don't think Henry VII had any syblings. Did Margaret Beauford gain any stepchildren with her other two marriages? How can Henry call the man who was his ambassador in the episode his uncle? Or was it just an honorary title he gave this man?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Question from Julie - Who signed the Act of Supremacy

Hi, I am looking for a list of the people who signed the Act of Supremacy. I could not find a list on the you have a list?? Thanks so much!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Question from Britta - Tudor influence on furniture

Im doing a project in college on the history of furniture (fetac level 6) and I have to describe how the reigning monarch influenced the style of furniture made at that time.......I would greatly appricate any pointers. thank you

Question from M. L. - Anne of Cleves post-Henry VIII

When did Anne of Cleves convert to Catholicism, and where might I find information about her life post-Henry? Thanks!

Question from Mike - More on Elizabeth Woodville...

Just to piggy-back off of Gordy. Why was Elizabeth Woodville denied her dower lands? I'm sure it has alot to do with the politics of the time but, I'd like it if you can give me a little more information on the subject.

Thank you,