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The mysterious disappearance of Viscount Lovell

“The Catte, the Ratte and Lovell our dogge rulyth all Englande under a hogge.” In July 1484, William Collingbourne pinned a short poem to the door of St Paul’s Cathedral. In it, he lampooned Richard III and the three men seen as his principal advisors...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 19 May 2022

The House of Dudley by Joanne Paul

As the nine-year-old Edward VI rode through London on the way to his coronation in Westminster Abbey in February 1547, he paused for a while to watch a man perform on a tightrope strung from the steeple of St Paul’s. He might have been advised to study...
From: Mathew Lyons on 4 May 2022

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for April

Not a huge round-up this month! Which means I really don’t have much of an excuse for falling behind on posting this. Books No new book releases this month, which means – say it with me! – I probably missed some things. But I do have a couple of...
From: Blog on 3 Apr 2022

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for March

Welcome to March! Even though we managed to make it through winter without any power outages this year, we still had a few annoying mini winter storms so I’m ready to welcome spring and all the lovely wildflowers we get here in Texas. Books A couple...
From: Blog on 1 Mar 2022

Review: “The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics” exhibition

Inspired by a Twitter conversation about this Guardian article, I recently visited “The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics” exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath. The article is headlined: ‘Beginning of modern Britain’ and the text talks...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 23 Feb 2022

The Mirror and the Light explained: Why wasn’t Cromwell put on trial?

If you have read all of The Mirror and The Light, you will have noticed that, unlike Anne and George Boleyn (who were put on trial in Bringing up the Bodies), Thomas Cromwell was never tried in court. Instead, an Act of Attainder was passed after which...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 23 Jan 2022

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January

Happy New Year! I know a lot of people are saying “wow – 2021 went by fast” and somedays I’ve felt that too. But on the other hand, at times it felt like it lasted a decade (especially one particular week in February for us here in Texas). Here’s...
From: Blog on 3 Jan 2022

5 (Tudor) gift ideas

Image: Alhill42 CC BY-SA 4.0 It is the time of year when many people’s thoughts turn to buying Christmas gifts, but what would your shopping have looked like if you were buying in 1521? Here are some ideas for your perfect Tudor Christmas* gifts…....
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 10 Dec 2021

No books and exhibitions round-up for December

It looks like I don’t have much on my tracking sheet for December (and, as always, that probably means I’m missing stuff) so there wont be a round-up post this month. I do want to mention the British Library TudorFest that I linked last month is...
From: Blog on 1 Dec 2021

The Mirror and the Light explained: was Jenneke Cromwell a real person?

In the Hilary Mantel’s final book in the Wolf Hall trilogy, Cromwell is surprised by the visit of a young woman from Antwerp. Her name is Jenneke and it emerges that she is his illegitimate daughter by Anselma, his lover whilst he lived in Antwerp....
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 12 Nov 2021

5 difficult to access Tudor tombs (and how to find out more about them)

Parish churches across England house a wealth of historic memorials. Most of these can be freely accessed by visitors (although, it is advisable to check in advance whether the church is unlocked on a daily basis! This is especially important at the moment...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 4 Nov 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for November 2021

Books A number of new books are due out in November in the UK and hopefully the global supply-chain woes won’t interfere with their releases! First up is Tracy Borman’s newest work Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy which is...
From: Blog on 1 Nov 2021

Tomb: Edward Stafford, earl of Wiltshire

Who was Edward Stafford? One of the lesser known Tudor noblemen, Edward Stafford was well-connected by birth but made little mark on the political scene and died before he was thirty. His father, John Stafford was the third son of Humphrey Stafford, duke...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 25 Oct 2021

Teaching with Holbein

A new exhibition featuring the works of Hans Holbein the Younger opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum this week, and it will be traveling to the Morgan Library and Museum after the new year. It happens that this very week Holbein was very much on my mind:...
From: streets of salem on 24 Oct 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2021

Books I have lots of stuff for November, but only one new book on my tracking sheet for this month – Susan Doran’s Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens which is tied to the new British Library exhibition mentioned below. It’s due out...
From: Blog on 1 Oct 2021

Tomb: Thomas Howard, 3rd duke of Norfolk

Who was the 3rd duke of Norfolk? The eldest son of Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk, and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney, the 3rd duke of Norfolk is one of the more prominent of the supporting cast of political figures at the Tudor royal court. Like...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 30 Sep 2021

Katherine Howard or Anne of Cleves?

Above: Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Katherine Howard; Royal Collection TrustA portrait miniature in the Royal Collection Trust, dating to circa 1540, has for some time been identified as a likeness of Katherine Howard, fifth queen consort of Henry VIII,...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 Sep 2021

Tomb: John, Lord Cheyney (Cheyne/Cheney)

Where is the tomb? It is located in Salisbury Cathedral, under the arcade on the north side of the nave and just west of the crossing. Was it always in this location? No. The tomb was originally placed in the … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 15 Sep 2021

Longest-Serving English Consorts (1066-1547)

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 VIII.1) Philippa of Hainault (c. 1314-1369), wife of Edward IIITenure...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Sep 2021

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.