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The Real Tudor England

The Real Tudor England

Lucy Wooding— There was no such thing as ‘Tudor England’ until long after the last Tudor was dead.1 This epoch was created in retrospect, pieced together out of countless memories… READ MORE

The Epitaph of Matilda

The Epitaph of Matilda

Catherine Hanley— Great by birth, greater by marriage, greatest in her offspring Here lies the daughter, wife and mother of Henry. So reads the epitaph inscribed on the tomb of… READ MORE

Apethorpe – a house fit for kings, and queens

Apethorpe – a house fit for kings, and queens

To mark the Queen’s birthday parade on June 11th, architectural historian Kathryn Morrison, author of Apethorpe: The Story of an English Country House, has written a marvelously entertaining guest post recounting a… READ MORE

Remembering the Reign of Henry IV

Remembering the Reign of Henry IV

Chris Given-Wilson— When Henry of Bolingbroke seized the throne from his cousin King Richard II in September 1399, he presented himself to the people of England as the champion of… READ MORE

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