Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Question from Bruce - Top of artichoke orb in Mary Tudor portrait

Can anyone please tell me what is hanging off the Tau Cross atop the artichoke Orb Mary BRANDON nee TUDOR is holding. Are they Bells (anything to do with St. Anthony), or Scales (anything to do with St. Michael)?? A similar Tau Cross is also in the portrait of Francois I of France and Eleanor.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Question from Tabitha - History of English monarchs including pre-1066 figures

I am looking for help finding a book or books that can give me a chronological order of English monarchs from the very begining ( not starting in 1066). I have several books put jumoing around is harder for me. I like the book to provide more information than just the highlights of each person. Prehaps also include a detailed family tree amnd more imnformation on the details of their reign. Thanks you.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Question from ? - Meghan Markle related to Jane Syemour

I have read that Meghan Markle is descended from Lord Hussey and the Wentworths, so distantly related to Jane Seymour. I keep seeing this in tabloid newspapers though - is there any source I should trust on this?

Monday, March 05, 2018

Question from Annie - Story of child falling from Queen's House at the Tower

Quick question - While visiting the tower a few years ago, I was told about a child who died in the Lieutenants Lodgings/Queen's House at some point. I think that the Yeoman said that she fell from one of the windows? Does anyone have any idea who that could have been or who her family was?