The Early Modern Commons

Kirsten Claiden-Yardley

Recent Posts

New page added – Memorials Map

22 April 2021

Check out my new page with a map showing the location of memorials to Tudor noblemen – perfect for planning church crawls! I will be expanding the content to a wider time period...

Tomb: Henry Fitzroy, duke of Richmond

22 April 2021

Who was Henry Fitzroy? Henry Fitzroy was the second child, and eldest son, of Henry VIII – the result of the king’s affair with 18/19 year old Elizabeth Blount. Although...

What is the College of Arms, who is the Earl Marshal, and how are they connected to funerals?

16 April 2021

What is the College of Arms and what do they do? The College of Arms is the corporation of heralds for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in Scotland, the Lord Lyon fulfills a similar...

Tomb: Mary FitzAlan and Margaret Audley

12 April 2021

Who were Mary and Margaret? Mary FitzAlan was the third daughter of Henry FitzAlan, 12th earl of Arundel, and Katherine Grey (Lady Jane Grey’s aunt). She married Thomas Howard,...