Lucy Worsley is the popular Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. She is also an author and a British television star. Lucy read Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford and graduated in 1995. Attaining a first class degree she went on to get a doctorate. As well as being an academic Lucy has a great sense of fun. Continue reading “Lucy Worsley’s new book…”
This May half term, join Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace, as the world of the Terrible Tudors comes to life in Henry VIII’s back garden. From the horrible Henries to the end of ‘evil’ Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!) about the Terrible Tudors, right where the real drama happened. Continue reading “Half term at Hampton Court…”
I love this free game and have spent too many hours playing it because I find it fun and addictive. Its simple to use. The fleur-de-lis at the bottom helps you to navigate the wardrobe and you just follow the instructions. The game is based on Showtime television series The Tudors and so has sets and costumes from the programme but it’s suitable for children and I suspect would keep them happy for many hours. I get no royalties from affiliate links I write this blog for pleasure so please enjoy…
Ed singing in his hometown: The church and Castle can clearly be seen in this video!
The church and tombs:
Saint Michael’s church, in Framlingham, Suffolk, has the tombs of Henry Fitzroy Duke of Richmond (who was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII) Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk.(who was Anne Boleyn’s infamous uncle.) his long suffering wife and his son Henry Earl of Surrey. Surrey was executed on Tower Hill on 19th January 1547 and surprisingly, for a executed traitor, has a wonderful tomb. Continue reading “Framlingham: Ed Sheeran’s home town!”
Henry VIII had been married for nine years when he began his affair with 18 year old Elizabeth Blount. She was a maid of honour in Queen Katherine of Aragon’s household. Bessie had the reputation of being very beautiful much more so than Henry’s second wife Anne Boleyn. After giving birth to the King’s son she was married to Gilbert Tailboy’s, 1st Baron of Kyme and the king provided the newlyweds with a manor in Warwickshire.
Henry openly acknowledged his son by giving him name Fitzroy. Which is a surname sometimes given to illegitimate children of English kings. Continue reading “Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s natural son.”