Henry VIII’s favourite sister: how the real princess Mary became Margaret in The Tudors – Natalia Alyukova Pt 2 [Write up]

Another work week has come to an end and here we are with a new post! If you haven’t read Mondays post by Natalia, I highly suggest you do so. You will also read about an embarrassing confession of mine! Natalia runs a blog called Historica Drama. It takes a look at period dramas and critiques them! … Henry VIII’s favourite sister: how the real princess Mary became Margaret in The Tudors The Tudors is the show that focuses heavily on Henry VIII’s biography and personal relations – however, one of the closest people in Henry’s life withstood major changes from her historical counterpart. What is portrayed as Princess Margaret in the series is actually a combination of Henry’s two sisters – Margaret, Queen of Scotland, and Mary, Queen of France. Princess Margaret in the series is very, very similar to her historical counterpart princess Mary Tudor. She was the sister married off to an elderly king, although not of

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Henry VIII’s sister & Scotland’s Queen: who was the real princess Margaret? by Natalia Alyukova Pt 1 [write up]

Ok, so I have a confession, that I’m slightly embarrassed about. I’ve been following the Tudors for close to about 15 years now, and for some reason, despite having watched the show The Tudors several times. I DIDN’T REALIZE THEY COMBINED MARY AND MARGARET. This has been remedied thanks to this weeks posts, but come on, Melissa. Get your stuff together! Anyway! Enjoy today’s part one of two posts from Natalia! She runs a blog called Historica Drama. So if you’re into analyses of period dramas, I highly suggest you check her site out! … Henry VIII’s sister & Scotland’s Queen: who was the real princess Margaret? One of the biggest historical inaccuracies of The Tudors series was the intentional creation of Princess Margaret character – which was made up of two of Henry’s sisters, princess Margaret and princess Mary. The fictional Princess Margaret (Gabrielle Anwar) was the only sister of Henry VIII – a feisty woman who dares to

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How to be Horrible (and live happily ever after) – King Henry VIII [write up]

Todays post is an exciting one! Words from Ol Hal himself! Like Alison Weirs post, I didn’t actually think I would get this one, but shockingly, we got an orginal piece!! If you aren’t following this wonderful twitter account, I highly suggest you click here and hit ‘follow’ I promise you it will make you chuckle every single day! While you’re at it, why not grab yourself a copy of Unleash Your Inner Tudor, a book written by Henry himself! … How to Be Horrible (and Live Happily Ever After) By @KngHnryVIII We’re splashing toward a new year and as per usual social media is drunk on inspirational messages to help you become happy. Loads of believe-in-yourself, pick-yourself-up-when-you’ve-fallen, and how-to-achieve your dreams quotes fill my Twitter feed. And it’s sad, really, because all those inspiring quotes have much to teach and yet nearly all of you miss the real message. Take this old chestnut of inspo for example: “Let nothing stand between you and

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