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…

The Last Tudor Queen

Queen Elizabeth I – Tudor Queen Elizabeth Tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. When she became queen in 1558, she was twenty-five years old, a survivor of scandal and danger, and considered illegitimate by most Europeans. She inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious discord, a weakened pawn…

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…