So High a Blood: The Story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor That Time Forgot by Morgan Ring, published by Bloomsbury USA. Read more...
Anne or Jane?
The Daily Mail reports that a portrait long thought to portray Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour, actually depicts his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
Decorated with an ostrich feather
The king's "crowne of golde"
Henry VIII's lost crown recreated nearly 400 years on (with video)
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Anne Boleyn and the modern world
"There is… something arrestingly avant-garde about Anne Boleyn. She could not fit neatly into the script of her time. She wandered off the page, chastising her overlord and cracking sardonic jokes from her prison cell."
Read more at AlterNet: The Secret of Our Obsession With Anne Boleyn
Visit Royalty.nu for more information and books about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Kate Middleton's Tudor connection?
If you're interested in the Tudors, you probably knew all about Henry VIII's affair with Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary, before Philippa Gregory's popular novel The Other Boleyn Girl came along. But did you know that Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Kate Middleton), could be a descendant of King Henry and Mary Boleyn?
Scale model of Nonsuch
Two royal book reviews
Time for a couple of royal book reviews! I was fortunate enough to receive review copies of both of these books. Although they're both about British royal history, they're quite different in tone and subject matter. As it turned out, I liked them both. Read more...