Tag: Tudor

History’s Rising Star

History’s Rising Star

Atlanta writer Hunter S. Jones, never imagined that leaving the world of fiction for historical writing would put her in the spotlight. The best-selling author of Phoenix Rising saw that her history based articles were attention grabbers.   “I dusted off my History Degree and took the dive into history’s mosh pit earlier this year,” she said. […]

The White Rose | The Plantagenet Embers

The White Rose | The Plantagenet Embers

The Plantagenet Embers trilogy tells the stories of the Plantagenet remnant under the Tudor dynasty. The series begins with Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The story of Elizabeth of York and the birth of the Tudor era. The next book, Faithful Traitor: The story of Margaret Pole, continues to follow those whose fate is tied to a […]

Secrets of the Tudor Age Seers

Secrets of the Tudor Age Seers

Today, it is my pleasure to welcome Nancy Bilyeau to my Fear and Loathing in Tudor England blog. If you love all things Tudor, you will love these posts. Have a look around to see what else Nancy has contributed to the blogs. You’ll also find articles by Alison Weir, Susan Bordo, Adrienne Dillard, The […]

#Tudor Tales in Castles, Customs, and Kings

#Tudor Tales in Castles, Customs, and Kings

by Debra Brown Lovers of the Tudor times often know the leading lords and ladies well. But what of some of the others? What of the last daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, Bridget of York, whose father died in her early years leaving the family to seek sanctuary in Westminster? Bridget also lost […]

The Nun Who Stood Up to Cromwell by @TudorScribe

The Nun Who Stood Up to Cromwell by @TudorScribe

by Nancy Bilyeau Historical fiction set in the Tudor era, whether it’s a novel like Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, or a mystery like Dissolution by C.J. Sansom, depicts a Catholic kingdom riven by monastic corruption, a system dying out as it pleaded for reform. In my years of research into the Dissolution of the […]

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 […]

WOLF HALL, WHAT ARE THEY WEARING AND WHY? by Elizabeth Fremantle

WOLF HALL, WHAT ARE THEY WEARING AND WHY? by Elizabeth Fremantle

The way we dress says something about who we are and so it was for the Tudors only more so because what people wore, especially in the royal court, often held symbolic significance and also demonstrated status. The Tudors were an upstart family with a tenuous claim to the throne and so the outward display […]

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