The Early Modern Commons

Conor Byrne

Recent Posts

Longest-Serving English Consorts (1066-1547)

12 September 2021

This blog post will explore the longest-serving English consorts in the period 1066-1547, a period that commences with the Norman Conquest of England and ends with the death of Henry...

Lady Katherine Grey

12 September 2021

My article about Lady Katherine Grey, younger sister of the executed Jane and a claimant to the throne of Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603), is available online at Team Queens. You can...

The Tudor Consorts 1485–1547

14 November 2020

 Seven women held the office of consort in the period 1485–1547, one of whom as the wife of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, and the following six as the wives of his son...

Katherine Howard: History Press

22 January 2019

I am delighted to announce that The History Press are publishing my biography of Henry VIII's fifth wife in April 2019, with the title "Katherine Howard: Henry VIII's Slandered Queen"....