Read part one here. Tragedy struck on 13 July 1491 when Afonso was crushed underneath his stumbling horse. Isabella and her mother-in-law Eleanor rushed to be by his side, but Afonso never regained consciousness. He died three hours after the accident. Isabella was so grief-stricken that she cut off her hair and wore a veil [read more]
*contains an affiliate link* Join us today for the blog tour of Sylvia Barbara Soberton’s new book Medical Downfall of the Tudors with an article called: When did Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon stop sleeping together? When did Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon stop sleeping together? Open any nonfiction book about the Tudors, [read more]
Read part one here. A new contender now rose to the stage, and his name was Henry Tudor. It was decided that if he should invade and win, he would marry Cecily’s elder sister Elizabeth – uniting the houses of Lancaster and York. For Cecily, the loss of her status and knowing that her brothers [read more]
Constance was born in 1354 as the daughter of Peter, King of Castile and León and María de Padilla. The Infanta was born into a strange family dynamic- her parents had been married but in secret. The young king was under the control of his mother during this period, and he was coerced into denying [read more]
The Spanish Princess will return for its second season on 11 October 2020. Watch the trailer below.
On 7 September 1533 at 3 in the afternoon, Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter at Greenwich who would be named Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VIII of England, had broken with Rome in order to annul his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne. He and Catherine had just one surviving [read more]