Tag Archives: Tudor

A twenty first century shake up of A Midsummers Night Dream

Taken before the show started L Brennan I think regular readers will acknowledge that I am not normally a fan of modern art or traditional art that has been messed with however every rule has an exception (like chocolate grows … Continue reading

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BBC2: Bloody Queens Elizabeth and Mary

Apologies about the gap between posts dear readers, life has somewhat been turned upside down over the last 3 weeks. So much so that I did not see that there was a programme on BBC 2 about the subject of … Continue reading

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Marking The Death of Anne Of Cleves

Some may say that Anne of Cleves was one of the luckiest women in history as she was to wed, not bed and escape with her head from Henry VIII. In truth in coming to England Anne was escaping from … Continue reading

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The execution of Thomas More and the story of his head.

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Thomas More. In brief More was a Catholic opposer to the English reformation who  rose to the dizzy heights of Lord Chancellor in Henry VIIIs court. He was a Lawyer, social philosopher … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2015: Historical Woman if Importance Bess of Hardwick

I have always been drawn to strong women in history, mostly because to have a mention they must have been pretty special. Previous IWD posts have been Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, but this year I though I … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of the Executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham

Today is the 4735rd Anniversary of the executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham for the crime of high treason for sleeping with the kings wife, that king was Henry VIII and the Queen is Catherine Howard, wife number 5 … Continue reading

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Review of the Cheapside Hoard at Museum of London

For those of you who know me, who have watched me with a map and been with me looking for somewhere, will know I am a homing pigeon who has been rubbed with a magnet! So it was great to … Continue reading

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