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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...
James V, King, Scotland, Britain

Tudor of the Month: James V of Scotland

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different prominent figure from the Tudor era every month. This month, Melita Thomas explores the history of James V of Scotland, who became...
King Henry VIII. Credit: vincevoigt/ISTOCK

Henry VIII: King of England

Remembered as much for his wives as his politics, we delve into the life of this most complicated monarch, who is perhaps the most well-known of all the Kings of England. “Have fun with Henry...
Penelope Devereaux by Nicholoas Hilliard. Credit: Royal Collection/Wikipedia

Tudor of the month: Penelope ‘Lady Rich‘ Devereux

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different Tudor figure every month. This month it’s the turn of the woman who refused to play by the rules of the Tudor...
Mary of Guise featured image. in a 1537 painting by 1537 by Corneille de Lyon. Credit: E P Jones/Wikimedia

Tudor of the month: Marie of Guise

Together with Tudor Times we bring you a profile on a different Tudor figure every month. This month it’s the turn of the wife of King James V of Scotland... Railed against by John Knox,...
Sudeley knot garden. Credit: Tudor Times

Tudor gardens: everything you ever wanted to know

Melita Thomas of Tudor Times shares some insight into the gardening techniques of King Henry VIII and his royal household. In the Tudor age gardens served a variety of purposes. First and foremost, they were...
The Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace. Credit: Tony Murray Photography

Inside Wolf Hall’s Hampton Court Palace

To mark its 500th birthday, Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Hampton Court Palace, reveals some of the hidden histories of King Henry VIII's favourite home. Anyone who’s watched the BBC’s Wolf Hall (screening on Masterpiece/PBS...

Divorced, beheaded, survived… the wives of Henry VIII

Born the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, handsome Prince Henry was not expected to become king. Yet he went on to become one of England’s most memorable monarchs – but...

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