Friday, September 30, 2011

Question from Orla - Henry VIII and his mother Elizabeth of York

I'm curious about the relationship between Henry VIII and his mother Elizabeth of York. I heard that he was favoured by his mother, and he would always compare her to any woman he was married to. My question is, what proof is there that they were actually close?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Question from Mary R - Care of babies in the Tudor period

My question is about the care of babies during the Tudor period. I know that they were "swaddled", but what exactly did this entail (besides tight wrapping) and for how long was this done? How were the calls of nature attended to? What was standard practice in the nurseries of the well born regarding the general care and feeding of infants?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Question from genevieve - Punishments for female actors

what was the punishment for an elizabethan woman who was found to be acting in a theatre?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Question from Grace - How Tudor clothes were made

I am doing a year 6 project on tudor clothing and am trying to find out how did the Tudors make their clothes?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Question from Tracey - Tudor history courses

I am looking to undertaking a course studying tudor history. Does anyone have any ideas?

[This is another type of question that comes along periodically but is always worth posting since new courses, particularly online, may have come along. - Lara]

Question from LauraQofU - Mary reversing convictions of More and Fisher

Did Mary I reverse the treason convictions of Sir Thomas Moore and Cardinal Fischer after her accession to the throne?