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The Boleyns and the Howards in Popular Culture

Above: Thomas Howard, duke of Norfolk, The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), left.Thomas Boleyn, earl of Wiltshire, The Tudors (2007-10), right.The Boleyns and the Howards have been mythologised and misrepresented in many mediums of popular culture...
From: Conor Byrne on 7 Aug 2014

The Relationship of Thomas Culpeper and Queen Katherine Howard

Above: Katherine Howard (left).The letter Katherine supposedly wrote to the courtier Thomas Culpeper, perhaps in July 1541 (right).Aside from being the youngest wife of Henry VIII, Katherine Howard is probably best known for her supposed adulterous affair...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Jun 2014

16 May 1770: The Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Dauphin Louis Auguste of France

Above: Marie Antoinette, dauphine of France and, later, queen consort (left).The Palace of Versailles (right).On this day in history, 16 May 1770, the ceremonial wedding of Dauphin Louis Auguste of France and his fiance, Marie Antoinette (formerly Archduchess...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 May 2014

Favourite Reads of 2013

Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2002).Myths and misconceptions abound about France's tragic eighteenth century queen, destined to lose her ill-fated life in the brutality of the French Revolution. A biography of Marie Antoinette, fair in...
From: Conor Byrne on 29 Dec 2013

The Birth of Mary, Queen of Scots

Above: Mary Queen of Scots.On this day in history, 8 December 1542, Mary Stuart, queen consort of France and queen regnant of Scotland, was born at Linlithgow Palace, 'in the coldest of winters'. She was the only child of James V, king of Scotland, and...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Dec 2013

The Execution of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

Above: Marie Antoinette, 1783.On this day in history, 16 October 1793, the thirty-eight year old Marie Antoinette, former Archduchess of Austria and more famously queen of France as consort of Louis XVI, was executed during the bloody and brutal French...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Oct 2013

The Reidentification of a Portrait Identified as Elizabeth Cromwell or Katherine Howard

Above left: portrait of an unknown woman, c.1535-40, housed in the Toledo Museum of Art.Above right: the National Portrait Gallery version dating from c.1612.A portrait of an unknown woman variously believed to be either Queen Katherine Howard (c1524-1542)...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Sep 2013

A Formative Childhood?: A Comparison of the Reigns of Mary Stuart & Elizabeth Tudor

Above: queens, cousins, rivals. Mary Stuart, queen consort of France and queen regnant of Scotland (left) and Elizabeth Tudor, queen regnant of England (right).Being a queen regnant in sixteenth-century Europe was no easy task. Prevailing misogynistic...
From: Conor Byrne on 18 Aug 2013

Mary, Queen of Scots in Edinburgh this Summer

The National Museum of Scotland will host an exhibition on Mary, Queen of Scots which includes quite a few events and lectures, including one by Lady Antonia Fraser and one by John Guy, both of whom wrote biographies of this fascinating queen:Mary, Queen...

Reform or Revolution in Britain? The Latest by Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser, biographer of Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette, Cromwell, and Charles II has written a history of the Parliamentary reform movement in 1832:Antonia Fraser, international and bestselling historian, tackles the two-year revolution...

The Downfall of Anne Boleyn

On this day, 2nd May 1536, Anne Boleyn, second queen of King Henry VIII of England, was arrested for sexual crimes (adultery with five men) and plotting to conspire the death of her husband, an act of high treason. The previous day, the Queen had attended...
From: Conor Byrne on 2 May 2013

Three literary sisters

Antonia Fraser, Judith Kazantzis and Rachel Billington are three sisters who have made their mark on the literary scene during a combined career of more than 120 years. The three literary siblings are the daughters of politician, writer and prison reformer...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 9 Dec 2012

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