Tag: Wolf Hall

Is it All Sex and Scandal?

Is it All Sex and Scandal?

TUDOR FICTION: is it all sex and scandal? by Elizabeth Fremantle I thought I’d run out of things to say about Wolf Hall when my attention was drawn to Laura Miller’s article in Salon, in which she responds to the TV adaptation of Mantel’s novels in the context of other Tudor texts.  In it Miller […]

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 […]

HOW TO HOST A TUDOR-THEMED DINNER PARTY by Alison Weir

HOW TO HOST A TUDOR-THEMED DINNER PARTY by Alison Weir

Alison Weir. When she became my friend on Facebook, I cried. This lady writes history books which are so well written they read as easily as fiction. When I visit the U.K., I haunt book stores, looking for U.K. First Editions of her books, to correspond with the U.S. First Editions I own. She has […]

Entirely Beloved

Entirely Beloved

Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 2: Entirely Beloved Originally posted by MEDIEVALISTS.NET – APRIL 12, 2015POSTED IN: FEATURES, TV SHOWS By Nancy Bilyeau In this recap, I will try to unravel some of the complexities of the relationships in the court of Henry VIII, which are shown on Wolf Hallwithout much effort to explain. While such […]

Fear and Loathing in #Tudor England #Characters Sunday Edition 1

Fear and Loathing in #Tudor England #Characters Sunday Edition 1

Nancy Bilyeau is the author of an award-winning trilogy of historical thrillers set during the reign of Henry VIII – The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry. I sent her one question after reading her books…how did you develop the character of Joanna Stafford, an imaginary Catholic novice during the historical era which witnessed the […]

Three Card Trick #WolfHall .@tudorscribe

Three Card Trick #WolfHall .@tudorscribe

Nancy Bilyeau, author of an award-winning Tudor mystery series, recaps the first episode of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Wolf Hall.” Her recap was first published on Medivalists.net. They have been kind enough to let us share this with you today. http://www.medievalists.net/2015/04/05/review-of-wolf-hall-episode-1-three-card-trick/ Review of Wolf Hall, Episode 1: Three Card Trick BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET – APRIL 5, 2015POSTED IN: […]

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