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Wolf Hall – Episode 5 Review

This episode begins where the last episode left off, with the royal progress arriving at Wolf Hall. A long disputed theory is that Henry ‘noticed’ Jane Seymour at Wolf Hall. Recently most historians have concluded that he probably did not … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall – Episode 4 Review

This episode starts off with Henry being upset that Anne has given birth to a daughter. He does not ask how Anne is and just says to call her Elizabeth. It soon switches over to Cromwell seeing Anne. This wouldn’t … Continue reading

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1st January 1511 – Prince Henry Is Born

On the 1st January 1511, Prince Henry, Duke of Cornwall, was born at Richmond Palace. He was the son of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon and was born by 1:30am. He was baptised ‘Henry’ after his father and grandfather … Continue reading

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Tudor Christmas – Food

For the Tudors, before Christmas was a time of fasting. They would fast for Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, and Christmas Eve was particularly strict. On Christmas Eve they were not permitted to eat meat, cheese or … Continue reading

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16th December 1485 – Katherine of Aragon Is Born

On the 16th December 1485, Katherine of Aragon was born at Alcalá de Henares. She was the youngest surviving child of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Catalina … Continue reading

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15th October 1537 – Edward VI’s Christening

On the 15th October 1537, Prince Edward (future Edward VI) was christened in the Chapel Royal of Hampton Court Palace. He was the son of King Henry VIII and Queen Jane Seymour. The christening is recorded in Letters and Papers: … Continue reading

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12th October 1537 – Edward VI is Born

On the 12th October 1537, Prince Edward (the future Edward VI) was born. It had been a long and tiring labour for his mother, Queen Jane Seymour, but he was born healthy. He was born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex. … Continue reading

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