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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

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

The Tudor Consorts 1485–1547

 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 and successor, Henry VIII. The consorts are Elizabeth of York, Katherine...
From: Conor Byrne on 14 Nov 2020

Katherine Howard's Age

Five years ago, I published a blog post about the date of birth of Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII. In the course of researching and writing about her life, I became increasingly aware of the influence that misconceptions about her continued...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Jun 2017

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: Three: 'As Gentle A Lady'

Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII of England Lifetime: c. 1508/9 - 24 October 1537 Reigned: May 1536 - October 1537 (1 year, 5 months) Pregnancies: 1 Edward VI of England: 12 October 1537 - 6 July 1553 In this new six-part series, I will be reexamining...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 Oct 2015

8 October 1515: The Birth of Lady Margaret Douglas

Today is the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas and Margaret Tudor, former queen of Scotland. On 8 October 1515, at Harbottle Castle in Northumberland, the former queen was delivered of a 'fair'...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Oct 2015

Tudor fun at Hampton Court Palace

As you will all no doubt know by now, I have been a fan of the Historic Royal Palace team’s work for a really long time. It’s hard to think of many other organisations so wholeheartedly committed to bringing the past to life and who consistently work...
From: Madame Guillotine on 8 Feb 2015

Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset

Above: Anne Stanhope (c.1510-87), duchess of Somerset.Anne Stanhope, duchess of Somerset, has long had a negative reputation. Mary Dewar described her in 1964 as 'the terror' of her husband Edward Seymour's household and as 'a hated meddler'. William...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Dec 2014

24 October 1537: Death of Jane Seymour

On 24 October 1537, Queen Jane Seymour died at Hampton Court Palace, aged around twenty-nine. The third wife of Henry VIII had given birth to a male heir, Prince Edward, twelve days previously, and had been thought to have been in good health following...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 Oct 2014

12 October 1537: The Birth of Edward VI

On this day in history, 12 October 1537, at two a.m. the future king Edward VI was born at Hampton Court Palace. Hugh Latimer, bishop of Worcester, greeted the news of the birth of the prince with joy, 'whom we hungered for so long'. The country...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Oct 2014

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

Was Henry VIII A Bloodthirsty Wife Killer?

Above: Henry VIII of England.In the public mind at least, Henry VIII is usually depicted as a bloodthirsty tyrant, suspicious and paranoid, bloodthirsty and brutal, a man who did not hesitate to chop and change his wives when he felt like it, and who...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Jul 2014

4 June 1536: Jane Seymour Proclaimed Queen

On this day in history, 4 June 1536, Jane Seymour, third consort of Henry VIII of England, was proclaimed Queen of England at Greenwich Palace. The herald and chronicler Charles Wriothesley reported that: 'the 4th daie of June, being Whitsoundaie,...
From: Conor Byrne on 4 Jun 2014

Further Indications of Anne Boleyn's Birth Date

This article follows on from my 2012 essay "The Boleyn Marriage and the Birth of Anne Boleyn", accessed at not specifically related to Anne Boleyn herself,...
From: Conor Byrne on 30 Dec 2013

Edward VI, king of England

Above: Edward VI, portrait by William Scrots, c. 1550.On this day in history, 12 October 1537, Henry VIII's third wife Jane Seymour gave birth to her only child, Edward, at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. After twenty-eight years, the beginnings of the...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 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

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

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

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