Article, Medieval England, Tudor, Wars of the Roses

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 (2007) by Carola Hicks if you are interested in such things. It's a genuinely interesting… Continue reading Looking on lovers

Biographical, Wars of the Roses

The History of the White Queen: Elizabeth Woodville

I have been quite busy recently, working on my real life job which has kept me away from blogging and such the like. Yet when I checked my emails this morning I found eighteen individual messages asking me to write something on the history around The White Queen. And so...ta dah! This will probably be… Continue reading The History of the White Queen: Elizabeth Woodville

Article, Wars of the Roses

Accuracy, Authenticity and Accessibility: The White Queen

BBC's new historical drama,'The White Queen began on Sunday, with an impressive 5.3 million viewers tuning in to watch the whirlwind romance between Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. A great deal of modern historical fiction deals with Henry VIII and his choice of wives, but it is the commoners turned queen that command the most… Continue reading Accuracy, Authenticity and Accessibility: The White Queen