jane seymour
England

Jane Seymour – The best-loved Queen

Jane Seymour was born on an unrecorded date, though it is likely to have been between October 1507 and October 1508. She was almost certainly born at Wolfhall to parents Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth. There is very little information available on Jane’s childhood, but she probably grew up at Wolfhall. There are also [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – The road to execution

Queen Now that she was Queen, she needed to perform a Queen’s most important task. She needed to provide him with a male heir. She was already pregnant, and so the future looked promising. On Whit Sunday, 1 June 1533, Anne Boleyn received a magnificent coronation while she was around six months pregnant. They probably [read more]

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July Book News

The Other Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Henry VIII’s Niece Paperback – 4 Apr 2016 (UK) & 1 July 2016 (US) The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history – but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for [read more]

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Insurrection: Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and the Pilgrimage of Grace by Susan Loughlin Book Review

Autumn 1536. Both Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are dead. Henry VIII has married Jane Seymour, and still awaits his longed-for male heir. Disaffected conservatives in England may have seen an opportunity for a return to Rome and an end to religious experimentation. However, Thomas Cromwell has other ideas. In August, the Lutheran influenced [read more]