So there you have it, a full circle of starting with a Catherine and ending with a Catherine. As we have seen over the last few months each of Henrys wives brought something different to their role as wife of the Tudor king. They all felt they knew how best to behave with the King… Read More We’re Six! The results….
Laura Adkins Described by Derek Wilson as the ‘Cleverest and most passionate of Henry VIII’s wives’ Catherine Parr is the last of Henry’s women, the one who ‘Survived’. However, as we have seen over the last few months with the other wives who came before her, there was a lot more to these women than… Read More Catherine Parr – well matched
Part 6 Guest post by An Historian About Town Katherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, tends to be the least talked about. She wasn’t his first (or longest lasting wife). She wasn’t the wife that brought about a new church and faith. She wasn’t the one who gave him a son or the… Read More One of a kind – Catherine Howard
Part four of Henry VIII interesting wives is the turn of Anne of Cleves written by History Rambler. Will she be able to persuade you that it is Anne of Cleves who was the most interesting? For many years the fourth wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, has been reduced down to ‘the ugly… Read More One of a kind, no category – Anne of Cleves
Guest post by Natalie Lomako Let’s talk about Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII. The one who supplanted Anne Boleyn in his affections and in his bed. The one who finally gave him a son. His one true love. Was she, though? Or did she die before she could have displeased Henry? Due… Read More Jane Seymour: Third Time’s The Charm
Anne Boleyn is infamous. You hear the name and you instantly conjure up images of sex, power, glamour; hear the swing of the sword and feel the chill of the Tower. Anne Boleyn is drama. Her life was unprecedented, the effect of her actions and choices trickle down through history. There’s lots of obvious reasons… Read More One of a kind, no category – Anne Boleyn
It’s a time-honored tradition for fans of English history to squabble over their opinions on various topics, but perhaps none more decidedly than Henry VIII and his six wives. With the topic in the cultural consciousness due to shows like The Tudors and The Spanish Princess as well as stage productions like Six (now on… Read More One of a kind, no catergory – Catherine of Aragon
Tomorrow is the start of Woman’s History Month. This year I have decided to focus on King Henry VIII six wives. With the West end musical, Six, being such a hit and the anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold ( 7 – 24 June 1520) what other way to celebrate the month than having… Read More ‘One of a kind, no Category’ – The Interesting wives of King Henry VIII