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Review: Gold and Glory Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace

Last Friday, I took the opportunity of being in the vicinity of Richmond to visit the Hampton Court Palace and, in particular, the Gold and Glory exhibition (running until 5 September 2021). Originally due to take place in 2020 to … Continue reading...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 2 Jun 2021

Ideal Illustrations: Men and their Houses

The combination of a leg injury and a lot of work demands kept me inside and inactive at the end of last year and the beginning of 2021, but now that I am healthy and home full-time, like everyone else in Corona-world, I have more time for short runs...
From: streets of salem on 14 Apr 2020

Queen Elizabeth’s wardrobe lost and found

A couple of months ago a new discovery for those of us interested in early modern England was announced. One of Elizabeth 1’s dresses, or at least part of one, had been found in a small church in rural Herefordshire. This gorgeously-embroidered...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Mar 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

Henry VIII: Making of a Tyrant – week-long tour

Want to spend a week with me learning about Henry VIII? Well, in September 2017, you can! I should be delighted if you’d join me on this week-long tour, which I’ve devised, in association with Historical Trips, to tell the story of Henry...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 1 Sep 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

Reports on the Hampton Court Chapel Vespers

I cannot access The Catholic Herald website now because of Malware warnings, but they have a story posted on the Hampton Court Vespers. The Guardian and The Telegraph reported on the service and the conversation that took place before the Vespers.From...

Henry VIII and the Hampton Court Vespers

Biographer J.J. Scarisbrick thinks that Henry VIII would not be happy at all about next week's Catholic vespers in the chapel at Hampton Court, as he writes in The Catholic Herald:Cardinal Nichols’s presence at Hampton Court would be especially...

Vespers at Hampton Court with Cardinal Archbishop Nichols

These events appear in the news every so often, when Catholic services (the Mass, the Divine Office, etc) are celebrated in formerly Catholic churches and chapels at the invitation of Anglican officials. From the Hampton Court Chapel website:History will...

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

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

12 July 1543: Henry VIII Marries Katherine Parr

On 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court Palace, King Henry VIII of England married for the sixth and final time. His bride was thirty-one year old Katherine Parr, the eldest daughter of Thomas and Maud Parr. Unlike Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour or Katherine Howard,...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Jul 2015

The Bathing Habits of Queen Caroline

Today we welcome another guest to All Things Georgian, the lovely writer Laura Purcell  (http://laurapurcell.com/), author of Queen of Bedlam. Laura has another book due to be released on the 4th August 2015 which is the  biographical story...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 May 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

Setting Tudor-fans hearts a-fluttering: Wolf Hall and Shakespeare again

On 21 January 2015 the BBC’s 6-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, begins. Jane Garvey, in Woman’s Hour, said it had “set Tudor-fans hearts a-fluttering”,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Jan 2015

Light up the Palace at Hampton Court

It was one of the happiest days of my life when I found The Tudors on Netflix. Okay, I also own it on DVD, but there’s something really satisfying about spending a few hours lazing on the sofa, remote control in hand isn’t there? Anyway, I’ve been...
From: Madame Guillotine on 13 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

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

May 2014

I should have posted this ages ago but it’s better late than never, I suppose! Although this blog will still retain its emphasis on women’s history, I also really enjoy sharing more about my actual real life here too so am going to post a...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Jun 2014

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