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The Nine Days of the Nine Day Queen

While we know her as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane Grey would probably have passed into history as an irrelevant, albeit intelligent, Tudor cousin had it not been for the ambitious machinations of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Having

PAUL_DELAROCHE_-_Ejecución_de_Lady_Jane_Grey_(National_Gallery_de_Londres,_1834)

The Nine Days of the Nine Day Queen

While we know her as the ‘Nine Day Queen’, Lady Jane Grey would probably have passed into history as an irrelevant, albeit intelligent, Tudor cousin had it not been for the ambitious machinations of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Having

We expect some level of hindsight in historical novel, but predicting the sexuality of your granddaughter is a little far fetched.

The Virgin Queen’s “Virgins”

While Elizabeth I’s reputation as the Virgin Queen has been in question since her own lifetime, the ladies around her certainly didn’t aspire to the virginal state, despite their mistresses repeated lectures on the matter. It’s not known exactly why

We expect some level of hindsight in historical novel, but predicting the sexuality of your granddaughter is a little far fetched.

The Virgin Queen’s “Virgins”

While Elizabeth I’s reputation as the Virgin Queen has been in question since her own lifetime, the ladies around her certainly didn’t aspire to the virginal state, despite their mistresses repeated lectures on the matter. It’s not known exactly why

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The Second-Borns who took the Throne

21 months ago I posted this as we waited for the announcement of the royal baby’s name. They beat me to it this year though, and last week we heard that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter

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The Second-Borns who took the Throne

21 months ago I posted this as we waited for the announcement of the royal baby’s name. They beat me to it this year though, and last week we heard that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter

Worth it for the views alone. And that vending machine.

Exploring Pembrokeshire from the Bluestone Resort

Exploring Pembrokeshire’s rich historical culture from the Bluestone Resort.

Worth it for the views alone. And that vending machine.

Exploring Pembrokeshire from the Bluestone Resort

Exploring Pembrokeshire’s rich historical culture from the Bluestone Resort.

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Mount & Blade and the Medieval Marriage

I’ve written before about how the games Mount and Blade and its sequel, Warband, are a, shall we say challenging, experience for the female character. Set in the fictional kingdom of Calradia during the 13th century this ARPG is practically

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Mount & Blade and the Medieval Marriage

I’ve written before about how the games Mount and Blade and its sequel, Warband, are a, shall we say challenging, experience for the female character. Set in the fictional kingdom of Calradia during the 13th century this ARPG is practically

Jasper Tudor and Katherine Woodville

The son of Catherine Valois and Uncle of Henry VII, it is unknown how Jasper Tudor or Katherine Woodville felt about their marriage. Katherine was Elizabeth of York's aunt and it is likely Henry VII arranged the marriage out of gratitude to his uncle and to further politically align the families. The marriage had no surviving children and lasted ten years until Jasper's death.

Window at Cardiff Castle.

Looking on lovers

Throughout history the rich, especially royalty have used the medium of stained glass to promote their image. The relationship between monarch and stained glass is explored in depth in The King’s Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art

Jasper Tudor and Katherine Woodville

The son of Catherine Valois and Uncle of Henry VII, it is unknown how Jasper Tudor or Katherine Woodville felt about their marriage. Katherine was Elizabeth of York's aunt and it is likely Henry VII arranged the marriage out of gratitude to his uncle and to further politically align the families. The marriage had no surviving children and lasted ten years until Jasper's death.

Window at Cardiff Castle.

Looking on lovers

Throughout history the rich, especially royalty have used the medium of stained glass to promote their image. The relationship between monarch and stained glass is explored in depth in The King’s Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art