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Who is Claire Foy?

CLAIRE Foy took the starring role in Netflix's The Crown as a young Queen Elizabeth II.<p>Here's everything you need to know about the Emmy award …

Queen Elizabeth II

8 must-visit castles with Tudor connections

The 118-year reign of the Tudors left an indelible mark on modern Britain, says Nathen Amin. Here, the author and historian takes you on a …

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The 7 best couples in history

History is full of extraordinary couples – some are remembered for their long-lasting romances, while others are defined by their tragic downfalls. …

History

Super-Easy Halloween Costume Accessories For The Lazy Girl In All Of Us

Don't want to go the whole Halloween costume hog? Don't panic, these pieces are all you need...<p>It's Halloween but you don't necessarily feel like coating yourself in fake blood and spending five hours getting into full costume, Insta-worthy make-up look included. We get you - sometimes all you need …

Halloween Costume

Nigel Farage as London mayor? It's the latest episode in Ukip's desperate search for a purpose

<i>Unless Brexit is a catastrophe, Ukip is a party marooned</i><p>On occasional family jaunts to London, the Harris clan likes to jump on one of those tourist boats that give a river’s eye view of the imperial capital, from Westminster Pier down to Greenwich. The only downside is the passengers’ inability to …

London Mayor

Inside St Clere, the home of Anne Boleyn's father, which now hosts fitness festivals

Although Eliza Ecclestone grew up at St Clere, an elegant 17th-century country house near Sevenoaks in Kent, she always understood that one day she would have to leave.<p>The eldest of four sisters, she assumed that the estate would follow the traditions of primogeniture and pass to her family’s …

Property (UK)

Nonfiction Book Review: Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch. Viking, $35 (640p) ISBN 978-0-670-02557-2

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life<p>Diarmaid MacCulloch. Viking, $35 (640p) ISBN 978-0-670-02557-2<p>More By and About This Author<p>This meticulously …

Book Reviews

Failed £30m investment in hotel rooms gives lesson in chasing 'guaranteed returns'

Investors who spent up to hundreds of thousands of pounds on “buy-to-let” hotel rooms promising “guaranteed returns” have seen their income dry up and a promised “buy-back” option disappear.<p>Some investors claim that, despite owning the rooms and in some cases having signed rental income agreements, …

Buy To Let

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

Henry VIII (1491-1547), son of Henry VII, was the second king in the Tudor dynasty. He played a significant role in the English Reformation, …

History

Channel 4 announces new series about the life and times of Jade Goody

Channel 4 has announced a new series exploring the life and times of Jade Goody, almost 10 years after her death.<p>Jade, who found fame on <i>Big Brother</i> …

Television (UK)

Maryland Renaissance Festival: Setting the historical record straight

After receiving dozens of “chastising” emails, Carolyn Spedden took to Facebook earlier this month to set the historical record straight: The name of …

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THE PHANTOM TREE

A young woman from Elizabethan England becomes trapped in the present in Cornick’s (<i>House of Shadows</i>, 2017, etc.) historical fantasy.Though she looks …

Books

The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived!

A lot of us have been hearing stories about King Henry VIII since we were little. We’re taught that he led an extravagant lifestyle, that he was a …

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The 25 Greatest Legal Movies: Expanding the Boundaries

Paul Scofield plays Sir Thomas More, the highly respected member of King Henry VIII’s court who becomes embroiled in a political clash with the king …

Law

Tree rings date Henry VIII portrait to 1525...the year he became obsessed with Anne Boleyn

The furrowed brow and pursed lips may already hint at which period this portrait of Henry VIII was painted, but now scientists have confirmed it.<p>Scans of the wood panel beneath the paint have revealed tree rings which show the oak was felled in 1525, the year Henry became bewitched by Anne …

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Queen Elizabeth I Biography

Queen Elizabeth I was born in 1533 and died in 1603. <b>00:06</b><p>Henry VIII was disappointed when Anne Boleyn birthed a daughter, though it would turn out to …

Queen Elizabeth II

A Love Island favourite joins Celebrity Ghost Hunt line-up

The line-up for the upcoming series of <i>Celebrity Ghost Hunt</i> has been announced, and let's just say, it's scary the kind of opportunities that winning</i> …

Love Island

Royal sisters who courted controversy: A new show finds striking similarities between the Queen and her sister, and Anne and Mary Boleyn

Two royal sisters were never less alike – one reserved and proper, the other lively and forever courting controversy.<p>At times, the reckless abandon …

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Learning royal quirks and medieval gender dynamics: actors and actresses get into character at the RenFest - The Washington Post

Queen Katherine of Aragon refused to give her philandering husband the annulment he demanded, and in doing so, she became an unlikely example of women’s empowerment.<p>Stephanie Phelan, who plays the 16th-century monarch at the Maryland Renaissance Festival this season, hopes to convey that legacy …

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Henry VIII’s six wives in a different light

From the scheming sophisticate who lost her head, to the hapless 'mare' who repulsed the king, the reputations of Henry VIII's spouses are secure. …

History

Triathlon on TV: The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

<b>THE FESTIVAL OF ENDURANCE AT HEVER CASTLE: On Channel 4</b><p><i>Saturday 4 August at 06:10 (Ch4+1 07:10, catch up on All 4)</i><p>For one day every summer, the …

Triathlons

iWonder - Who was the real Thomas Cromwell?

Presented byProf Diarmaid MaccullochHistorian<p>Hero or villain?<p>Thomas Cromwell was a man who rose up from the back streets of Putney to be Henry VIII's right hand man. In Wolf Hall he’s portrayed as an idealist who masterminded the King’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and helped create the Church …

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Historic battles brought to life at ancient castle

HISTORY enthusiasts were treated to immersive re-enactment events at Chepstow and Raglan castles on the weekend.<p>Organised by Cadw as part of its …

History

The Perfumes Marie Antoinette, Jane Austen, And Anne Boleyn Coveted

Borrow a little of the mystique of history's most famous women.<p>The sense of smell is intrinsically tied to nostalgia—a whiff of something familiar can instantly trigger memories of the past.<p>Sweet Tea Apothecary, a micro-perfumery specialising in handmade fragrances, takes that idea to the next …

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History Weekends 2018: 5 minutes with Alison Weir

Courageous and compassionate, Jane Seymour was caught up in some of the most turbulent events of the Tudor age. At our York and Winchester weekends …

History

Henry VIII

(1491 - 1547)<p>Henry VIII in 1509 married his dead brother’s wife Catherine of Aragon, whose seven pregnancies failed to produce for him a male heir. …

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Who is Natalie Dormer?

NATALIE Dormer is a British star best known for her roles in Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games, but there's no playing about with her.<p>A former …

Natalie Dormer

Welsh Tudor chronicle recognised as national treasure

<b>A Welsh chronicle dating from the reign of King Henry VIII has been added to a prestigious list of texts granted national heritage status.</b><p>The books by 16th Century Flintshire soldier Elis Gruffudd are among six new pieces to be placed on the Unesco UK Memory of the World Register.<p>Described as a …

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Spend the night in Henry VIII's honeymoon suite in a 10th century Tudor castle

Live like royalty!<p><b>A property steeped in history, Thornbury Castle in south Gloucestershire has many royal connections, previously being home to kings, queens and dukes over the ages.</b><p>Built in the 1500s by the Duke of Buckingham Edward Stafford, Thornbury Castle even houses the honeymoon bedchamber …

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The ultimate Tower of London visit: Everything you need to know

The Tower of London is one of the jewels of the British capital. Standing proudly on the banks of the River Thames, the Tower dates back to the 11th …

England