Monday, December 23, 2013

Question from Jeanie - Munnings Family

I am researching the history of the Munnings Family of Nedging, Suffolk. The Manor of Nedging was given to Charles Brandon in 1516 after the death of Margaret de la Pole, widow of Edmund, previous Duke of Suffolk. In a 1615 history of the family, a Henry Munnings who lived in Nedging was said to have been hired by Charles Brandon to be his Superintendent of Music in his chapel. It also says that because Henry Munnings was fluent in the french language he traveled with Charles to France in 1515 when he "fetched home the french queen Mary". My question is does this sound the slightest bit plausible? Is there anyway to find out if it is true? My gut tells me this is a bunch of nonsense, but I need to be able to really disprove it. thank you for any help you can offer.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Question from Ashley - Succession to the throne if Arthur had lived

If Arthur had not died at the age of 15 would he(after henry The 7th had died)have still become king??or is it likely that henry would have dared to seriously challenge his brother arthur's right to the throne even though they were very close to each other despite the fearsome reputation henry later earned during his own time as king??

Question from Ashley - Catherine Parr and charges of heresy

Did Catherine parr ACTUALLY committ Heresy herself??and(is it known)who saw the information on the arrest warrant(after it was accidently dropped)and Quickly told catherine about it??

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Question from Bess - Hoods of Spanish women

What kind of hoods did the Spanish women wear? (around the time Katharine of Aragon came to England)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Question from John - Story of Elizabeth and a man in the garden

Where did the story that Elizabeth hugged man in the garden when she lived with her stepmother Catherine Parr.Thanks for any answers.

[The submitter didn't leave an email address so I can't contact him to clarify, but I believe this is in reference to the incidents between Elizabeth, Thomas Seymour, and Katherine Parr at Chelsea. - Lara]

Friday, December 13, 2013

Question from Sarah - Catherine Parr and Elizabeth Tyrwhit

How was Catherine Parre related to Elizabeth Tyrwhit?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Question from Amanda - Familial connection between Katherine Grey and Katherine Plantagenet

Hello, I've heard of there being a familial connection between Katherine Grey, sister to Jane Grey, and Katherine Plantagenet, illegitimate daughter of Richard III. Is there actually this kind of connection between these families? If so, who are their common ancestors? Any info would be helpful. Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Question from Alexandria - Red hair and hair dyeing

How common was the hair colour red in Tudor times and was it possible to dye your hair red?