About me

A real Tudor rose in our garden

Good Morrow to you,

Welcome Tudor friend, please make yourself at home, grab a snack and take a look around. We are about to take a journey into the 16th century.

I am a wife and mother of two teens and I have been happily married for twenty years. I am an enthusiastic writer and a Tudor history buff. Over the years I have spoken to experts face to face, taken part in wonderful recreations and seen amazing historic sites. My book shelves groan a little more each year as I study biographies and volumes about Tudor life. I love Tudor fiction too with all the rivalry, jealousy, and intrigue. My guilty pleasure is trawling through original sources and reading the original letters and dispatches of the Royal Courts of Europe. My feelings about visiting ancient buildings are summed up well by G.M Trevelyan:

Once on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.

Most of the photographs on this site have either been taken by me or they are in the public domain. If not then the source is given. All of my work including the editing of original letters are in British English.

My long suffering family have been ‘dragged’, with great distress and tremendous bravery, around Tudor sites and castles for many years. All because of my ‘endless’, ‘dull’ and ‘Coma inducing,’ passion for ‘All Things Tudor.’ I take up ‘their’ bandwidth, ‘their’ television and ‘their’ kitchen radio with little thought for their, ‘need’ to watch: ‘The Grand Tour’ or to put Kiss FM on the radio.

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These long suffering martyrs to Tudor history have been paid in cakes, pub lunches and tea. With broken hearts, bored minds and empty wallets they have endured it all. And I thank them… Until the next visit: ‘Oh okay, I will go with someone else!’

Welcome to Every Thing Tudor Blog…

Goodwife Nicola Harris x



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