Category Archives: Lizzie In the News

Places to visit (soon) – The Greenwich Maritime Museum to see the Armada Portrait.

If you click here you will get to the Greenwich Maritime Museum page on the famous Armada Portrait. Recently saved for the nation, this iconic portrait of Elizabeth I commemorates the most famous conflict of her reign – the failed … Continue reading

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The Tudors as we’ve never seen them before

If you click here you will get to Alastair Smart’s article in the Daily Telegraph review of the National Portrait Gallery’s “Real Tudors: Kings & Queens Rediscovered” exhibition. “The curators are keen to stress how coloured our vision of the Tudor monarchs has … Continue reading

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Enrichment – something to read

Please click here for Helen Castor’s Daily Telegraph review of Leanda de Lisle’s Tudor : The Family Story. I will put a copy in the school library, and it is noteworthy that its approach is to consider the importance of family ties in the … Continue reading

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Henry VIII, the Saddam of the Tudor court ?

There is a piece of comparative / journalistic history in The Independent here. In it Professor Kevin Dutton argues that “Henry scores 174 on a “psychopathic spectrum” which starts at 168 (the “average” male scores 112). In The Wisdom of … Continue reading

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Elizabethan child actors ‘kidnapped and whipped’

Two very different stories about Elizabeth have been in the news this week. This article from the BBC discusses the treatment of child actors in Elizabeth’s reign. It reflects research from Dr van Es who “has examined the cruel way in which … Continue reading

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BBC2’s Tudor Court season

There really has been a bit of a Tudor Court season on the BBC in the last month. I hope very much that you got a chance to catch Thomas Penn’s excellent programme on Henry VII – Winter King. I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Revision Conference – Sunday 20th May

  All, I have of course always prided myself on my (misplaced) academic snobbery, but this image particularly annoyed me. Why anyone should think that they know (or that it is in anyway helpful for us to know) what Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The Spymaster and the Virgin Mary.

OK the title sounds like a John Le Carre novel, but a bit of detective work from the National Portrait Gallery has revealed that underneath this famous portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham (right) was an overtly Roman Catholic image of the … Continue reading

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A follow up article on Richard III’s final resting place.

A few weeks ago I posted a story about archaeologists searching for the grave of Richard III. Yesterday they held  this news conference about remains they had found under a council car park in Leicester. As the report states, “the remains had spinal … Continue reading

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Katherine Parr

2012 is the 500th  anniversary of the birth of Katherine Parr. Today (9th September) there is a celebration of her life at Sudeley Castle where she lived. It will include  a re-enactment of her funeral. Katherine is famed as Henry VIII’s sixth … Continue reading

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