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Medieval Manuscripts: Henry VIII’s personal calendar

The Hours of Henry VIII reveals interesting details of its composition. The calendar is especially rich in images, embellished not only with the traditional pictures of the labors of the months and the signs of the zodiac, but also with vignettes, in the side and bottom margins, illustrating the main feasts cited with the months.

A Grand Gesture: Henry VIII and the Westminster Tournament

In February, 1511, Henry VIII held a large and lavish tournament at Westminster to honour his wife, Katherine of Aragon, and his newborn son. Natalie Anderson takes a look at this romantic gesture and how it was memorialised.

The Medieval Magazine: (Volume 4: No. 3): Issue 105: Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Issue!: Love in the Middle Ages, Teutonic Knights, Tudor medicine, and much, much more!

A Royal Gift Exchange

Natalie Anderson explores the gifts exchanged between two powerful medieval monarchs: King Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

Book Tour: The King’s Pearl by Melita Thomas

We’re pleased to announce another book tour underway, with Melita Thomas unveiling her latest: The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary on Medievalists.net. The book is a re-examination of Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, and her relationship with her father.

Did Henry VIII Suffer from Head Trauma?

How did the champion of the church become the killer of queens? Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine think it may have been traumatic head injury.

If You Had Married King Henry VIII…….What Would Your Fate Have Been?

Is it off with your head? or do you stand a chance of surviving?

BOOK REVIEW: The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

Joanna Stafford, our intrepid ex-Dominican super sleuth is at it again. This time, she’s hurled straight into the midst of plotting and deception at Henry VIII’s court.

‘But Where are the Dungeons?’: How to Engage the Public at the Tower of London

A talk about how historical sites, like the Tower of London engage the public. How to handle visitor expectations, what do people come t see and how to tell history in a captivating but accurate manner.

Dynastic Politics: Five Women of the Howard Family During the Reign of Henry VIII, 1509-1547

The Howards were the most important noble dynasty of Henry VIII’s reign. Tudor political history cannot be written without them; they lived their lives at its core, in the shadow of the Crown.

Ruralia Commoda – 14th century gardening manual on display in London

Written in Latin between 1304 and 1309 by Petrus de Crescentiis, a wealthy lawyer from Bologna in Italy, Ruralia Commoda was the only publication of its kind during Henry VIII’s reign.

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 2: Entirely Beloved

I will try to unravel some of the complexities of the relationships in the court of Henry VIII, which are shown on Wolf Hall without much effort to explain. While such a sophisticated script yields rich rewards, it assumes a certain working knowledge of 16th century power players.

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 1: Three Card Trick

Tudor mystery author Nancy Bilyeau explains the intricate plot of the premiere episode of Masterpiece Theater’s ‘Wolf Hall,’ about Thomas Cromwell, the chief minister of Henry VIII, whom some decry as an evil genius and others praise as the leader of the English Reformation.

King’s sister, queen of dissent: Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) and her evangelical network

This study reconstructs the previously unknown history of the most important dissident group within France before the French Reformed Church formed during the 1550s.

The Identity of the St Bees Lady, Cumbria: An Osteobiographical Approach

USING AN OSTEOBIOGRAPHICAL approach, this contribution considers the identity of the woman found alongside the St Bees Man, one of the best-preserved archaeological bodies ever discovered. Osteological, isotopic and radiocarbon analyses, combined with the archaeo- logical context of the burial and documented social history, provide the basis for the identifica- tion of a late 14th-century heiress whose activities were at the heart of medieval northern English geopolitics.

BOOKS: Canterbury Cathedral

After visiting Canterbury Cathedral, I was inspired to suggest books that relate to Canterbury’s famous Archbishops, history and beauty.

What to See in Westminster Abbey

A review and tour of Westminster Abbey

BOOK REVIEWS: “The Chalice” by Nancy Bilyeau

My book review of Nancy Bilyeau’s, “The Chalice”.

BOOKS:Medieval Celebrities!

They may not have won any Oscars, but they were definitely medieval celebrities! Here are some great reads about some of the most famous faces of the Middle Ages

Book Review: In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn

It is particularly useful in that it brings together much (usually) scattered information into one place and links places, events and context together. It is a useful reference book with extensive links to further information.

Twilight Tours at the Tower of London!

A review of the Twilight Tour at the Tower of London!

“Those who give are not all generous”: Tips and Bribes at the Sixteenth-Century Papal Court

Ambassadors in early modern Europe were frequent disbursers of tips, rewards and bribes, and usually expected something in return for their liberality.

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