Tudors

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...
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,...
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