The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century

Following Anne Boleyn’s coronation procession, on Whitsunday 1 June 1533, my Lady Marquess of Pembroke was finally crowned Queen of England. It came about as the result of a historic love that had torn the court, and the country, apart. The aftershock would not only profoundly impact people’s lives but that of the nation as …

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‚ÄčEltham was a once-great medieval palace. During the Tudor period, it was home to the likes of Prince Henry (the future Henry VIII) and his sisters, Margaret and Mary, (both future queens of Scotland and France, respectively). Sadly, through the sixteenth-century, Eltham Palace fell from favour. It was ultimately abandoned and left to decay, falling …

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As the anniversary of the heartbreaking events of 19 May 1536 approach, those faithful servants of Anne Boleyn remember her plight with sadness – and horror. An innocent woman and five men were sent to their early graves upon the changing whims of an all-powerful king. Last year, I penned an article about the royal …

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Last year, I visited the site of the Palace of Collyweston in Northamptonshire, the Midlands powerhouse of that matriarch of the Tudor age, Margaret Beaufort. In today’s blog, I find out more about this incredible building when I interview Rachel Delman, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of History at York University, who …

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