jane seymour

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]

Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard – The King’s Jewel

Catherine Howard was born at an unknown date, probably in 1524, as the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard, son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and Jocasta Culpeper. She was one of five children. Her mother probably died in 1527 as her father had remarried to Dorothy Troyes, but the marriage was probably short, and he [read more]

anne boleyn
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – The road to becoming Queen

Youth Anne Boleyn was most likely born in Blickling in either 1501 or 1507. Eric Ives believes that the earlier date is correct.Her father Thomas was the son of Sir William Boleyn of Blickling and her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, later Duke of Norfolk. In 1503, Thomas escorted [read more]

Book Reviews

Sisters to the King by Maria Perry Book Review

Although in the Tudor age Henry VIII’s sisters Margaret and Mary were considered more important personalities than his six wives, they had less of the contemporary limelight . . . until Maria Perry examined their amazing lives and influence on European history. Margaret became Queen of Scotland at the age of 13, while Mary, Henry’s [read more]