Tag: The Tudors

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 […]

Author Beth von Staats In A Nutshell

Author Beth von Staats In A Nutshell

Welcome Beth von Staats to ExPats Post! Here’s a little insight into this erudite author. Beth is a history writer of both fiction and non-fiction short works. A life-long history enthusiast, Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She is the owner and administrator of […]

Jane Seymour’s Revenge?

Jane Seymour’s Revenge?

“That Kiss is Her Destiny and Her Fortune” Last year, I began thinking of what I could write about the Tudor era. I wanted to write a story unlike anything I had ever read before. The artistic seed was there, but what would trigger the growth of a concept which led to my story, Phoenix […]

Sir Francis Bryan The First Rockstar?

Sir Francis Bryan The First Rockstar?

With the U.S. release of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall on PBS this week, Americans will be re-introduced to the lure of England’s King Henry VIII. Many of us have shared a passion for this era in history for a while; yet others are learning of the intrigue and drama of this era for the first […]

ANNE AND DIANA: THE REVENGE OF THE CONSORTS by Susan Bordo

ANNE AND DIANA: THE REVENGE OF THE CONSORTS by Susan Bordo

July 22, 2013.  Three months earlier, The Creation of Anne Boleyn had been published, and my book’s Facebook page had been filled for weeks with postings about the upcoming birth of the royal baby. The world was entranced with the latest unfolding of the fairy tale.  I was swept up, too, but also growing annoyed […]

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