Henry VIII, Tudor Paintings, Uncategorized

Did Henry VIII have a midlife crisis in 1536?

The archetypal image of an unsmiling, bejewelled Henry VIII staring directly out of Hans Holbein’s famous painting with his legs spread wide apart was a mastermind of propaganda for the Tudor monarchy. Centuries after his death, coming face to face with a life size copy of the painting can be intimidating. The image was designed to show the king’s power, his riches and his divine right to rule.

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Death, Uncategorized

Strange accidental deaths

Dr Steven Gunn has been trawling 16th Century coroners’ reports from 1551 to 1600 and researching accidental deaths in Tudor England. The results are both interesting and sad.

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food, Life in Tudor times, Tudor cookery, Uncategorized

Genuine Tudor recipes

Mustard eggs:

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