Monthly Archives: August 2014

30th August 1548 – Mary Seymour is Born

On the 30th August 1548, Katherine Parr gave birth to her first (and only) child at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. She was the famous wife that ‘survived’ Henry VIII and so was Queen Dowager at the time, as well as … Continue reading

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Views on Herstory Tudor Talks at Leeds Castle

As many of you know, I went to Leeds Castle for the Tudor talks yesterday (and also because I had never been before). I really enjoyed the castle, although a lot of it was newer and not so Tudor styled. … Continue reading

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26th August 1533 – Anne Boleyn Goes Into Confinement

On the 26th August 1533, Anne Boleyn took to her chamber (also known as going into confinement). She had known she was pregnant since February and ‘took to her chamber’ fewer than two weeks before Elizabeth was born. Most women … Continue reading

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25th August 1554 – Thomas Howard Dies

Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, died on the 25th August 1554 at Kenninghall. He was buried at St. Michael’s Church at Framlingham in Suffolk. Most people know Norfolk as the uncle of two of Henry VIII’s Queens, Anne Boleyn … Continue reading

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22nd August 1545 – Charles Brandon Dies

On the 22nd August 1545 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at Guildford, Surrey. He was one of Henry VIII’s closest friends and, at one point, the husband of Mary Tudor, the King’s sister. Brandon had married Mary Tudor on … Continue reading

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News – Birthday

Hi everyone, once again sorry for not posting as much, now this day has come things should start getting back to normal. Today, as many of you know, is my birthday. I have received many Tudor related gifts, which means … Continue reading

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News – New Youtube Channel and Vlog

As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted as much recently. I’m sorry for that, just had a lot of writing to do as well as organising things for the trip to Hever. I thought that I’d start … Continue reading

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12th August 1596 – Henry Carey’s Burial

Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon and son of Mary Boleyn, was buried on the 12th August 1596 at Westminster Abbey. He was rumoured to be the son of Henry VIII. On his deathbed, his cousin, Elizabeth I, offered to create … Continue reading

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The White Queen – Book Review

The White Queen is the second book in Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War Series. Now, I know I said The Red Queen was the second book, however I was corrected and it is actually the third (oops). Although, I do think … Continue reading

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8th August 1553 – Edward VI’s Burial

On the 8th August 1553, King Edward VI was buried. His reformed rites were performed by Thomas Cranmer and he was buried beneath the original altar of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. The procession was led by ‘a … Continue reading

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