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Watch A Life-Size Elephant Sculpture Take Shape Out Of A Single Sheet Of Paper

Last December, we heard about artist Sipho Mabona’s quest to fold a life-size origami elephant out of a single sheet of paper. And now he’s finally done it–and we’ve got the video to show how it was done.<p>“White Elephant,” as the project is called, started with a sheet of paper, albeit one that’s 50 …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury

The <b>Speech to the Troops at Tilbury</b> was delivered on 9 August Old Style (19 August New Style) 1588 by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the land forces …

Today in Tudor History: 5 Dec 1559 - Frances Brandon Grey, Duchess of Suffolk...

Today in Tudor History: 5 Dec 1559 - Frances Brandon Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, was buried in St. Edmund's Chapel, Westminster Abbey. And today, in …

The Tudors

In addition to the following materials, there are separate topic pages for:<p>Edward VI and Mary I<p>1. Picture Analysis: The Tudor Portrait …

Henry VII

Born: 28 January 1457<br>Pembroke Castle, Wales<p>Accession: 22 August 1485 <br>Battle of Bosworth Field<p>Coronation: 30 October 1485<br>Westminster Abbey<p>Died: 21 …

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York | Westminster Abbey

Henry VII’s coronation took place in October 1485. He and his wife Elizabeth were the first monarchs to be buried in the Abbey’s Lady Chapel.

Westminster Abbey

April 2nd, 1502: The Death of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales

Plague and sickness had lingered in the air around Ludlow Castle for weeks before it catastrophically claimed the life of the heir to the throne. …

The Sinking of the Mary Rose

The Tudor warship Mary Rose sank in 1545 whilst leading the attack against a French invasion fleet in the Solent. Four and a half centuries later, it …

Portsmouth

30 September 1544 - Henry VIII Returns from Boulogne Triumphant

On this day in history, 30th September 1544, King Henry VIII returned to England after his victory in Boulogne. The French forces had surrendered on …

English embroidery: the forgotten wonder of the medieval world

Think of an art at which the English have excelled and I doubt you would come up with the word ‘embroidery’. As I muttered when my agent asked whether I should like to make a film for BBC4 about the golden age of this forgotten but brilliant native art form: ‘Embroidery? What, like sewing?’ But no, …

British History

'Anne Boleyn was no soap seductress,' says US academic Susan Bordo

Move over Hilary Mantel, there's a new Tudor queen in town. Susan Bordo, a US academic, has produced a controversial new study of Anne Boleyn, which …

Books

King Edward VI Tudor Monarchs Facts, Information & Pictures

Portrait of Edward VI in 1547, in a pose reminiscent of his father<p>Henry VIII had just one legitimate son, Prince Edward. Born in October 1537, Edward …

The Life of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) [Biography for the Tudor writer, statesman, philosopher, and advisor to King Henry VIII]

Hans Holbein the Younger. Sir Thomas More.<br>© Frick Collection, New York<p>The Life of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)<p><i>"The King's good servant, but God's</i> …

Why ‘plain Jane’ Deserves a Second Look

<b>An event over this Easter weekend (6th – 9th April, 2012) at Hampton Court Palace re-examines the brief queenship of Jane Seymour, and presents a far</b> …

Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother

<i>~This article is dedicated to my dear friend Mia, who has been researching Queen Elizabeth I and already knows so much! Mia is now working on a</i> …

Giving Richard III a reburial fit for a medieval king

<b>The first glimpse of how Richard III could be reburied has been revealed, with the service to be shaped by the scholarly detective work of an Oxford University academic.</b><p>Alexandra Buckle, from St Anne's and St Hilda's colleges, has reconstructed how an authentic medieval reburial service should be …

The Falcon Crest in the Tower of London

Hello everyone! Today I have for you a guest article about the carving of Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge in the Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London. …

per storie

THE HOUSE of TUDOR<p>The Tudor dynasty continued the Plantagenet line, albeit in a diluted form. The family was descended from the strongest Welsh …

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BBC2 builds on Richard III frenzy with Tudors season

The fate of Richard III has had viewers enthralled and now BBC2 is moving the focus onto the dynasty that toppled him with a documentary season on The Tudors.<p>BBC2's series of programmes focuses on the people at the court during the turbulent Tudor years and includes a look at the controversy …

Mary Rose's Tudor treasures deserve this revelatory new museum

The Mary Rose is the Pompeii of Tudor Britain, a time capsule of astonishing, eerie survivals from a world preserved for centuries in a muddy seabed.<p>On 31 May this year, the new Mary Rose Museum will open in Portsmouth, exhibiting this early 16th-century warship and its rich contents (raised by …

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland

<b>Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland</b><p>By Susan Abernethy<p>Margaret Tudor was the eldest daughter of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. She was …

Hans Holbein the Younger, Artist to the Tudors

<b>Hans Holbein the Younger, Artist to the Tudors</b><p>By Susan Abernethy<p>There’s a reason why we know who the principal players were on the stage of the court …

The week in books – Tudors, thinkers, dreamers and boozers

The book reviews in this week’s issue of the Spectator is worth the cover price. Here is a selection of quotes from some of them.<p>The historian Anne Somerset enjoys Leanda de Lisle’s ‘different perspective’ on the Tudor dynasty. She reminds us that these self-invented parvenus had ‘vile and …

A Tudor Romance: Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

Henry VIII was not the only Tudor prepared to throw contemporary convention aside and marry for love. His younger sister, Mary Tudor, was equally …

Tudor by Leanda de Lisle and Crown of Thistles by Linda Porter – review

The unhurried fashion in which James VI of Scotland ambled south towards London to claim his crown in 1603, stopping off to hunt along the way and arriving six weeks after Elizabeth I died, suggests there was nothing terribly dramatic about the event. The man who would be James I of England, the …