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Tudor women: what was life like?

The Tudor dynasty is famous for its women; namely the six wives of Henry VIII, the equally unlucky Jane Grey, and the sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, …

Henry VIII’s mistresses: who else did the Tudor king sleep with?

Famed for having six wives, Henry VIII's love life is today the subject of much scholarship and speculation. But what do we know about the king's …

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10 of the Most Shocking Royal Family Feuds in History

Photo: Historia/REX/Shutterstock<p><b>Matilda vs. the People</b><p>At the age of 58, King Henry I appointed his daughter, Matilda, the heir to the throne of …

Royal Family

The Grisly, Botched Execution Of Mary, Queen Of Scots

Most beheadings in England were done without incident. Unfortunately for Mary, Queen of Scots, hers was not most.The post The Grisly, Botched …

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in their own words: 5 fascinating letters from Tudor monarchs

When Henry VII and his successors put quill to paper, they left us a priceless insight into their desires, fears and motivations. Andrea Clarke tells …

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Australian cruise line under fire for leaving woman behind on remote beach

An Australian cruise operator has come under fire for mistakenly leaving a passenger behind on a remote beach.<p>According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), charter company Ahoy Buccaneers has received a prohibition notice from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's (AMSA) …

38 Things All Cat Owners Have Secretly Done At Least Once

You only call the cat "the cat" when you're angry.<p>1) Trying to hold your cat's paw, even though you know that is forbidden.<p>2) Having a real good paw session when your cat is asleep.<p>3) And then apologising when you wake your cat up by taking liberties with those paddy paws.<p>4) Getting used to the …

21 Rules Of Thumb Every Adult Should Know

Adulting can be really, really hard. There's all these rules and society norms a person has to stick to just to be taken semi-seriously -- who could …

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The war of words over the rocky outcrop is only the latest spat in 500 years of squabbling between the two countries<p>Brexit began in 1527. It was, in essence, a spat with Spain. The man responsible for this dramatic and deeply unsettling change in Britain’s constitution was a fat, childish and …

Europe

Elizabeth I’s love life: was she really a ‘Virgin Queen’?

For a queen known for her alleged virginity, Elizabeth I’s love life has long been the subject of great speculation. Here, Dr Anna Whitelock, a …

Elizabeth I: the monarch behind the mask

Anna Whitelock looks beyond Elizabeth I's carefully crafted image as an all-conquering Tudor beauty and finds a balding, frail woman, scarred by pox, …

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The secrets of 6 of Britain’s most famous castles – with Dan Jones

From the kings of Scotland who played a real life <i>Game of Thrones</i> at Edinburgh Castle to the Pendle Witches tried at Lancaster, Britain’s castles …

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The young Queen Victoria’s struggle to gain the throne

Dr Kate Williams charts the challenges that the young Queen Victoria had to overcome in order to accede to the throne...<p><i>This article first appeared</i> …

Royal Family

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry VIII

He is largely remembered as a bully who executed his opponents, oversaw the destruction of religious buildings and works of art, and killed off two …

6 royal births that changed the world (or could have)

As the Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour with her third child, the author and historian Amy Licence explores royal babies through history, and …

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6 Queens You Should Know About for Women's History Month

Ever since March became Women’s History Month in the U.S. in 1987, it has been a time to reflect on and share stories about influential women — of …

Mary I: 8 facts about her life, death and legacy

Mary I was known posthumously as ‘Bloody Mary’ for her persecution of Protestants. We bring you eight facts about the Tudor monarch…<p>1<p>A bastard …

World History

Elizabeth of York, Queen of England

By Susan Abernethy<p>Elizabeth of York symbolized the epitome of the perfect medieval queen. She was beautiful, charitable, and beloved by the people. …

Eleanor, Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine

<b>Eleanor, Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine</b><p>By Susan Abernethy<p>In keeping with our theme of medieval British queens, let’s look into …

Queen’s Power: The Case of Catherine Parr

Minna F. Weinstein profiles the last Queen of Henry VIII; a Protestant of learning who helped to determine the religious future of England.<p>Power is a …

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The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth of York, the First Tudor Queen of England

Portrait of Elizabeth of York, now at the National Portrait Gallery, London.<p>By Susan Abernethy<p><b>Elizabeth of York,</b> Queen to King Henry VII of England, …

Mary, Duchess of Burgundy

<b>Mary, Duchess of Burgundy</b><p>By Susan Abernethy<p>As the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Mary was the heir of a far-ranging, wealthy and …

Elizabeth of York: a Tudor of rare talent

She may not have sought the limelight as much as some of her contemporaries, but Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth of York, was a Tudor of rare talent, …

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Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s most successful queen

For centuries, Anne of Cleves has been cast as a hapless figure who so repelled Henry VIII that he was unable to consummate their marriage. Yet in …

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Kings and Queens in profile: Queen Anne

James Anderson Winn, professor of English at Boston University and the author of <i>Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts</i>, tells you everything you need to know …

World History

9 of the worst monarchs in history

Historian Sean Lang rounds up nine of the most disastrous monarchs in history…<p><i>Mary, Queen of Scots lacked political skill says Sean Lang. (The Print</i> …