Tudors

Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire

Hidden Tudor castles and palaces

Discover the little-known castles and manors in the Heart of England that were visited and specially granted by the notorious Tudor king, Henry VIII Grimsthorpe Castle Granted to to William Willoughby, 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby,...
Portait of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland at Knole

Tudor of the month: John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland

How did a traitor’s son rise to become the most powerful man in Tudor England? Melita Thomas of Tudor Times investigates... John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland is one of the Tudor villains we all love to...
Bess of Hardwick

January: Tudor of the Month – Bess of Hardwick

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas looks at Elizabethan entrepreneur Bess of Hardwick, one the era’s most formidable women.
Gawsworth Old Hall, Macclesfield

We explore the lives of Tudor women

Historian Elizabeth Norton’s new book, The Lives of Tudor Women, explores the seven ages of woman in the turbulent Tudor era. Here, she takes some time to answer our questions on this fascinating subject.

10 things you might not know about Bloody Mary

Discover the turbulent life of England’s first queen in her own right, Queen Mary I, and how she got her fearsome reputation…
Lady Margaret Beaufort , Tudor

January: Tudor of the Month – Lady Margaret Beaufort

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of the Tudor dynasty.

Tudor of the Month: Lady Margaret Douglas

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Margaret Douglas, who features in the latest issue of BRITAIN. Lady Margaret Douglas lived an incident-packed life. She experienced almost everything that...

Who killed Lord Darnley? BRITAIN investigates

Lord Darnley, the spouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, was not a good husband, so when he and his manservant were found dead at Kirk o'Field in 1567, suspicion fell on his famous wife,...
William Cecil Lord Burghley. Credit: Walker Art Library/Alamy

Queen Elizabeth I’s right-hand man

Melita Thomas of Tudor Times tells the story of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, the man who implored the Virgin Queen to marry and who finally rid her of Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir William Cecil,...
Lady Katherine Grey

Tudor of the Month: Katherine Grey

Together with Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas tackles Lady Katherine Grey, a woman imprisoned by her royal blood. Lady Katherine Grey’s story is one of the saddest among many tragic tales of...
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