Monthly Archives: August 2014

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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6th August 1504 – Matthew Parker Is Born

On the 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker, chaplain to Anne Boleyn, was born. He was the eldest son of William Parker and was born in Norwich, in St Saviour’s parish. Parker was sent in 1522 to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. … Continue reading

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Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court – Book Review

Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court is a book written by Victoria Sylvia Evans. This was an odd buy for me, as I had decided that I wouldn’t buy anything until after my birthday (21st August), but something … Continue reading

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The Story of the Tudors – Magazine Review

This is a different review to usual as it isn’t a book, but it needed reviewing. I will not regularly review magazines; this is probably a one off. This magazine is a special collectors edition by BBC History Magazine. BBC … Continue reading

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