Saturday, 31 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Book of the Week
This weeks book pick belongs to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. A new collection of essays edited by Steven Gunn and Linda Monckton
Is historical fiction back in fashion?
16th Century ship holds a fortune:
Prize Winner is a Historical Novelist
Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall wins Booker Prize, but David Starkey thinks its ‘Historical Tosh’
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Over the last couple of weeks I have been doing some things to get this blog noticed a little bit more, so please do check out this blogs new twitter account. It will offer up to the minute updates and maybe a few little other extras too.
Now on to the history picks. While I am researching/thinking/writing the next feature I thought I would make you all aware of some blogs that I have come across that people interested in Early Modern (Tudor/Stuart) history may be interested in looking at.
Academic News: This is a brilliant site for all academic related news: http://www.history.ac.uk/news
Tracy Borman's book on Elizabeth I's women is book of the week on BBC radio 4: Listen to some of the book here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/01/2009_37_mon.shtml
Mary, Queen of Scots last letter on display: http://historytodaymagazine.blogspot.com/2009/09/mary-queen-of-scots-last-letter-on.html
Futuristic home of Tudor history planned in Portsmouth:http://www.architecturescotland.co.uk/news/1794/Futuristic_home_of_Tudor_history_planned_in_Portsmouth.html
I found this fascinating article at http://tudorhistory.org/blog/ John Dee: Guardian Newspaper: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/20/scholars-rescue-image-john-dee
The Elizabeth Files: The most recent article is about Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester written by historical novelist Jeane Westin. http://www.elizabethfiles.com/did-they-or-didnt-they/3099/
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
I have always found these lists rather interesting, and very useful. So I thought I would compile one myself. Below you will find a list of new and upcoming releases in Tudor History, as well as in Historical Fiction. I hope you find it as useful as I find them. Click on the link for their amazon page and more information.
The Sisters Who Would be Queen: Leander De Lisle
Jane Seymour: Elizabeth Norton
Philippa Jones: The Other Tudors: Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards \
Josephine Wilkinson: Mary Boleyn The True Story of Henry VIII’s Mistress
Lacey Baldwin Smith: Catherine Howard
Eamon Duffy: Fires of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor
Alison Weir: The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery: Eric Ives
Elizabeth Norton: Anne of Cleves Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride
Elizabeth Norton: Anne Boleyn Henry VIII’s Obsession
Josephine Wilkinson: The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn
Chris Skidmore: Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley, and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart.
Philippa Gregory: The White Queen
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I have some plans for this blog, however, at the moment I am working on my thesis for my Masters degree. Fear not though as this blog will be back up and running soon enough, please bear with me a little longer.
Flavour of the past will be the first series of articles that I am hoping to post up. These will range from book reviews right up to me flexing my own historical muscles and bringing you my own little flavour of the past. For now this will mainly focus on the Tudor period, but this is only one theme of many that I would like to cover in this blog.
I hope that you enjoy what is to come. I am working on getting the first installment to you as soon as I can. Thank you for bearing with me, and thank you again for visiting.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
It marks the 500th Anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII on 21st April
Thursday, 22 January 2009
'How Bloody was Bloody Mary' Professor Eamon Duffy.
I am extremely excited about this, and hope to attend. For more information on the lecture and indeed the speaker click on the link below
Thursday, 8 January 2009
I am not entierly sure where I am going to start, I am certainly hoping to update monthly if not bimonthly when possible. Look out for the first enstallment coming soon.