Tag: English History

Kings No More

Kings No More

For a recent collaborative project, I re-imagined the events leading up to the Battle of Fulford, in 1066, and pondered the fate of the northern earls who fought there.  My interest in this episode? Apart from an opportunity to join some wonderful authors on an intriguing project, it was that these earls were led by […]

Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

by Gayle Hulme In 1575 Queen Elizabeth I of England had been ruling for 13 years.  The previous reigns of her younger half brother Edward VI and her elder sister Mary I had seen years of massive religious upheaval. Firstly with Edward VI moving the country to Protestantism and secondly, with Mary I, trying in […]

Why? Why? Why? The Marriage of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, 30 May 1536

Why? Why? Why? The Marriage of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, 30 May 1536

by Hunter Jones When I started this blog, it was to research the symbols and motifs that surrounded Henry VIII and Jane Seymour on her presentation at his court as Queen on 4 June, the Whitsunday which followed their official marriage on 30 May 1536. I was going to begin at 29 May and build […]

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