The House of Tudor

ItSir Owen Tudor (Welsh: Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur,[nb 1] c. 1400–1461) was a Welsh courtier and the second husband of Catherine of Valois (1401–1437), Henry V’s widow. He was the grandfather of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty. Owen was a descendant of a prominent family from Penmynydd on the Isle of Anglesey,…

The Months that Pass

Autumn now feels like it is creeping up on us so quickly and summer is almost over! *sob* So it got me thinking about harvest time and the activities we do today throughout the month. But what about the medieval period?   In the medieval world, spring/summer was full of hope, hard work, feasts, and…

Why Doesn’t Henry VIII Have a Tomb and Where is He Buried?

Henry VIII died on the 28th January 1547. The son of Elizabeth of York and Henry VII, he is known to be one of the greatest and influential rulers England has ever had.  So why doesn’t he have an impressive tomb like his daughter Elizabeth? In his will, Henry wanted to be buried with Jane…

Classic Literature: A Must Read!

This July Pages Unbound is celebrating classic literature with a collection of guest posts. Today Briana shares five reasons you should read literature from one of her favorite time periods: the Middle Ages. (That’s roughly 1100-1500 in England.)