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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Sir Thomas More – Carla C [Write Up]

It’s Christmas Eve! I’m hoping you are relaxing from all the festivities while reading this :). Todays post is one I found particularly touching – you’ll see why soon! I thank Carla for her submission! … Sir Thomas More I have always been fascinated by Sir Thomas More.  From my first inklings at loving history but especially the Plantagenet/Tudor era I had always been drawn to him and his story. My biggest regret in life is that I didn’t listen to myself when I heard that I wasn’t smart enough to go to school to study History. I kept saying I was and people would say I wasn’t. So much so until I believed it and gave up on that dream. But before I convinced myself I was stupid I read a lot of books, research pamphlets, and articles about the Tudors. Of course Sir Thomas More was often at the forefront of those readings. Thomas More was born a

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Development of a Tudor Historical Fiction Series – Tony Riches [SURPRISE POST]

Since it’s my birthday, I’ve decided to do a second post! Luckily for me, Mr. Tony Riches emailed me with a write up! Some awesome tidbits of information in this post, which I’m sure will make us all quite happy – MORE BOOKS BY TONY! … Development of a Tudor Historical Fiction Series It all began with my research for a novel about the life of Henry Tudor, who like me was born in the Welsh town of Pembroke. I collected more than enough material for a substantial book – and discovered there were no novels about his amazing story. I think this was partly because Henry had been (mistakenly) labelled as dull and miserly, when in fact he was an extravagant gambler, who knew how to broker peace and end the Wars of the Roses. I also discovered there were no novels about Henry’s Welsh grandfather, Owen Tudor, or Owen’s son, Jasper Tudor, who helped Henry become king. The

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Views of Mary by Alison Weir [Write Up]

Okay. Now you all must know I love every one of you who submit and read the posts on this website. But I have to admit, that todays submission is probably my favourite one to date. Last month I emailed Alison to see if she was interested, only to be emailed a few hours later with a submission from her. I 100% fangirled out during my workout after reading it between sets on the leg press machine. I likely looked foolish with the cheesy grin on my face, but I didn’t expect so much as a response, nevermind that response being yes! On top of it all, its my birthday and I get to share something from the one and only, Alison Weir! … VIEWS OF MARY: Historiography and Romance Any study of Mary, Queen of Scots, must take into account changing historical perceptions of her over the centuries. After the murder of her husband, Lord Darnley, which led to

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The Rise and Fall of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury by Samantha Wilcoxson [Article]

This weeks feature is going to be slightly different than previous weekly features. Way back before I fell off the face of the earth, Samantha made a submission and upon closer inspection, I saw there was actually TWO submissions! One was an article, that I decided would be a good introduction to Fridays post, which will be a chapter from her book! For those of you who aren’t aware of, or know much about Lady Salisbury, fasten your seatbelts! This ladys life was wild! … The Rise and Fall of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury Isn’t she that old lady who was executed by Henry VIII? Yes, Margaret Pole was horridly murdered by her cousin and king when she was sixty-seven years old, but there is so much more to her story. Long before Margaret was sent to her death without trial after spending more than two years imprisoned within the Tower of London, Margaret Pole was born a Princess

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