Have You Heard the News? – Sara Stevenson [Short Story]

Do you come from a small town? I do. We have less than 2000 people where I grew up, so everyone knew each other and there was a lot of gossip. After reading this it got me thinking. Life at court would have been a lot like life growing up in my town, just with more uncomfortable clothing. I really enjoy this submission from Sara, because it addresses something that I feel is really only touched on it a lot of books – gossip! Its always A word from the author, I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and my specialty has always been Shakespearean literature and the Tudor reign.  I spent my undergraduate years studying Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, and everything in between, and it is an area of history that I am extremely passionate about. … “Have You Heard the News?” “Have you heard the news?” I glanced at the blonde sitting next

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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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