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Uncrowned Consorts 1066-1558

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, it became customary for the king's consort to be crowned, either alongside him or at a later date. In Anglo-Saxon England, it had not been usual for the queen to be crowned. However, William the Conqueror signalled a...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Aug 2016

Ep 3 Henry VIII and his Six Wives …

… goes out this evening at 8pm Ch. 5. Do watch if you can. This week we’ll be telling you...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 29 Apr 2016

The Stereotyped Six Wives: Four: 'A Lady of Right Commendable Regard'

Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII of England Lifetime: 22 September 1515 - 16 July 1557 Reigned: January 1540 - July 1540 (6 months) Pregnancies: 0 In this new six-part series, I will be reexamining the lives and personalities of Henry VIII's...
From: Conor Byrne on 25 Oct 2015

England's Queen Annes

It has been reported that an upcoming film about machinations at the court of Queen Anne of England, entitled The Favourite, will star Olivia Colman as the last Stuart monarch, Kate Winslet as the queen's intimate friend Sarah Churchill, duchess of Marlborough,...
From: Conor Byrne on 9 Oct 2015

16 July 1557: The Death of Anne of Cleves

Only weeks before her forty-second birthday, Anne of Cleves died at the manor of Chelsea on 16 July 1557. The second daughter of Duke William of Cleves, Anne had famously been queen of England for only six months, from January to July 1540. She had spent...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Jul 2015

6 January 1540: The Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

Above: Henry VIII of England (left) and his wife, Anne of Cleves (right).On Tuesday 6 January 1540, King Henry VIII of England married for the fourth time, to Anne of Cleves, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace, the king's favourite residence. The...
From: Conor Byrne on 6 Jan 2015

Myths About Henry VIII's Six Wives

(C): average person's knowledge of the six wives of Henry VIII will most likely have been shaped more by myths than by concrete...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Aug 2014

28 July 1540: Katherine Howard's Marriage and Thomas Cromwell's Execution

Above: Henry VIII of England (left) married his fifth wife, Katherine, on 28 July 1540 at Oatlands Palace.28 July 1540 was a momentous day both in the reign of King Henry VIII and in Tudor history more generally; for it was the day in which the king's...
From: Conor Byrne on 28 Jul 2014

An interview of Nancy Bilyeau, author of THE CHALICE

As I read THE CHALICE, my friend Nancy Bilyeau’s new novel in the Joanna Stafford series, I found that I couldn’t put it down until I was done with it. Nancy kindly agreed to answer a few questions for the readers of Versailles and More.   The...
From: Versailles and More on 17 Jun 2014

Oatlands Palace

Another in my mini-series of  ‘Lost Royal Palaces’ is one which was a favourite home of King Charles I and his wife Queen Henrietta Maria.  Oatlands Palace, an Artistic Impression Henry VIII acquired a house on the south bank of the River Thames...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 29 Dec 2013

How Hans Holbein Survived at Henry VIII's Court

 Historical novelist Nancy Bilyeau describes Hans Holbein's career at Henry VIII's Court and how he survived painting the great portrait of Thomas More (perhaps residing in More's home in Chelsea) and painting the perhaps over flattering portrait...

Portrait of the Week – Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves, Hans Holbein, 1539. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London. I’ve always had a sneaking fondness for Anne of Cleves – partially because she seems like she was a good sort of woman but also because she had to put up with that...
From: Madame Guillotine on 20 Sep 2013

Nancy Bilyeau on Anne of Cleves, the Real Survivor

Author of The Crown and The Chalice, Nancy Bilyeau presents seven surprising facts about Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, including this one:Hans Holbein painted her accurately. The question of Anne’s appearance continues to baffle modern...

Henry VIII's "Enforcer": Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell has never been so famous. With the BBC's program on Cromwell given by Dr Diarmaid MacCulloch of Oxford University, this intense interest in Henry VIII's 'enforcer' has continued to develop, enhanced particularly by Hilary Mantel's sensationally...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 May 2013

One of Henry VIII's Loyal Servants: Thomas Audley

Thomas Audley, lst Baron Audley of Warren died on April 30, 1544--he managed to die safely in his bed with his head intact by serving Henry VIII very well. A lawyer by training, Audley served Cardinal Wolsey and served in Parliament, representing Essex...

Feminism and the Wives of Henry VIII?

As I have suggested in my articles thus far on Queen Katherine Howard, one of which will be published in Exeter University\'s The Historian in March 2013, gender is certainly a useful concept to employ when interpreting the lives of female figures....
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Jan 2013

Some things you may not know about Anne of Cleves

The last decade or so has seen some very challenging re-examinations and reinterpretations of some of the wives of Henry VIII, most notably Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. However, our picture (literally at times) of Anne of Cleves, short-live wife...
From: Harlots, Harpies and Harridans on 21 Nov 2012

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