Elizabeth I

The demotion of the future Queen Mary I

The year of 1533 saw considerable changes in the future Mary I’s status. Her father Henry and Anne Boleyn had married in early 1533, and they had their first child, the future Elizabeth I in September 1533. The First Succession Act made Princess Elizabeth and future children by Anne Boleyn to true successors to the [read more]

Book Reviews

January Book News

Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville: A True Romance Hardcover – January 19, 2016 (US) and February 15, 2016 (UK) When the tall, athletic Edward of York seized the English throne in 1461, he could have chosen any bride he wanted. With his dazzling looks and royal descent, the nineteen-year-old quickly got a reputation for womanizing, [read more]

Book Reviews

December Book News

Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses: From Contemporary Chronicles, Letters and Records Paperback – February 19, 2016 (US) &  December 31, 2015 (UK) Henry VI (1422-61), a man ‘more given to God and devout prayer than handling worldly and temporal things’, was the third, and least successful, Lancastrian king of [read more]