History

The Perfect Queen: Elizabeth of York

...one of the most gracious and best beloved princesses in the world in her time On the 11th of February 1466 for the first time in over a century a princess was born. Queen Elizabeth Woodville gave birth to ...

Henry VIII’s Diabolical Portrait

16th Century Mural of Henry VIII has a diabolical secret When Angie and Rhodri Powell found a near life size portrait hidden under the plaster of their 16th century home a few years ago, it was described as...

Queen Elfrida and Anne Boleyn

Queen Elfrida and Anne Boleyn My all time favourite queen of England has to be Elfrida (or, more correctly but less easy to read, Aelfthryth), the queen of King Edgar. I have carried out research into E...

The Ghosts of Henry VIII’s Queens

Katherine of Aragon Kimbolton Castle was an unhappy place for Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon. She spent the last years of her life in the castle, which was cold and damp at the time, abandoned by...

Damned Richard

Richard The Third as portrayed by Aneurin Barnard in the TV adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War trilogy, The White Queen, is far from the misshapen figure of the Shakespearean archetype, Cheate...