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Katherine Howard: History Press

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". It presents my years of research into Katherine's brief life and offers...
From: Conor Byrne on 22 Jan 2019

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

The Tudors and TV: Is There Anything New to Say?

Tudor enthusiasts greeted the news of Lucy Worsley's new BBC documentary about the six wives of Henry VIII with excitement. For those of us fascinated by the Tudor period, we cannot get enough of it; we read about it, we watch documentaries about it,...
From: Conor Byrne on 14 Dec 2016

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

Katherine Howard and Hampton Court Palace

Above: Portrait of an unknown woman, possibly Katherine Howard (left).The Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace (right).On 13 February 1542, two women were executed for treason within the walls of the Tower of London. On the same spot on which Anne...
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Feb 2016

The Stereotyped Six Wives: Five: 'Flourishing in Youth'

Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII of England Lifetime: c. 1523 - 13 February 1542 Reigned: July 1540 - November 1541 (1 year, 4 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 26 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

A 'New History' of Katherine Howard

Writers must always be prepared for the fact that not all readers will enjoy their books, or agree with the conclusions that have been reached. While this can sometimes be difficult to accept, it is in fact inevitable. Historians, in particular, must...
From: Conor Byrne on 18 Jun 2015

Herstory and the Explosion of Interest in England's Ruling Women

In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the lives of England's medieval and early modern queens. Popular historians in particular have become fascinated by the extraordinary lives of these women. The majority of attention has focused...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 Apr 2015

A Biography of Lady Catherine Grey

I am very excited to announce that my next book, if all goes well, will be a biography of Lady Catherine Grey, the beautiful and enigmatic younger sister of Lady Jane. Catherine's life was every bit as tragic and turbulent as that of her older sister....
From: Conor Byrne on 1 Dec 2014

November 1541: The Downfall of Katherine Howard

Above: A portrait miniature thought to be of Katherine Howard, c. 1540.For Queen Katherine, the end came quickly and inexplicably. One moment she was England's adored queen, the beloved youthful consort of Henry VIII, renowned for her beauty and virtue....
From: Conor Byrne on 7 Nov 2014

Myths About Henry VIII's Six Wives

(C): http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/the-six-wives-of-henry-viii/images/35498659/title/six-wives-henry-viii-collage-fanart.The 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

Release of "Katherine Howard: A New History"

My book, Katherine Howard: A New History, was published by Made Global Publishing on 13 August 2014 and is now available for purchase through Amazon. You can buy it either in a paperback format or on Kindle. The links are here:Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Katherine-Howard-History-Conor-Byrne-ebook/dp/B00MP25A7O/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408530612&sr=1-1&keywords=Conor+Byrne Amazon...
From: Conor Byrne on 20 Aug 2014

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

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

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

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

Katherine Howard: the Fashion-Loving Queen?

Above: Katherine Howard - trendsetter and fashion lover?Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette - all were fashion-loving queens who emerged as trendsetters at their respective courts, evoking glamour, sophistication and originality into...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 May 2014

24 March 1603: The Death of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 24 March 1603, arguably England's greatest queen if not monarch Elizabeth I died at Richmond Palace, six months before her seventieth birthday. Elizabeth had perhaps suffered from depression since about 1601, the year her former...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 Mar 2014

International Women's Day and the Tudors

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. It concentrates on, and celebrates, the collective efforts of women's struggle for equality. Love and respect for women, ostentatiously, is celebrated while women's political, cultural and social achievements...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Mar 2014

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