Category Archives: Tudor England

Are you interested in Richard III and his world?

This past summer/fall, I took a MOOC (mass open online course) on the Age of Richard III taught by Deirdre O’Sullivan of Leicester University. It was an absolutely marvelous experience. Yesterday I received a letter from Deirdre informing me that … Continue reading

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Elizabeth as Renaissance Prince

Follow the link and read this review of Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince by Lisa Hilton, published in History Today. Placing Elizabeth I in the context of the European Renaissance http://t.co/A7pJPg0OC1 — History Today (@HistoryToday) January 6, 2015 The reviewer, Linda Porter, is … Continue reading

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Interactive Map of Early Modern London

This just posted: an interactive map of Early Modern London. I love the interactive Map of Early Modern London w/ Stow notations more than is probably healthy http://t.co/gAEWuTUiGK — Nancy Bilyeau (@Tudorscribe) March 11, 2014 I have been playing around … Continue reading

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The Earl of Essex executed on this day

In my last lecture, I had led the class up to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. I concluded as I always do, pointing out he continuities of Tudor policy and suggesting that after 118 years of Tudor rule, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles V!

Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V was born on this day (February 24) in 1500. Charles was the preeminent ruler in Europe, with influence extending far beyond the Empire. Hey, he owned the Western Hemisphere (minus Brazil). Holy Roman Emperor Charles … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

BBC Channel 5 is running a series, Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. In the first episode, Henry and Anne (then a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine) wrote flirtatious messages to each other in Anne’s Book of Days. You can … Continue reading

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The English Reformation

In a few weeks, I will be giving the English Reformation “the Western Civ treatment.” By this I mean giving a very “short course” on the issues and personalities involved in the hope that students who are really interested will … Continue reading

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Why blog?

In any given semester new material, data, or discoveries are revealed. Sometimes, I am super fortunate in the timing; other times, I have passed by the relevant point in the class where I can rightfully share the material with the … Continue reading

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