A history of the British wig: the "peruke," more commonly called the "powdered wig" or the "judge's wig." What follows is a history of the peruke's origins, terminology, culture and even a fun Monty Python video.
The Elizabethan mystery of the death of Amy Robsart remains unsolved . Was she murdered to further her husband Robert Dudley's ambitions to marry Queen Elizabeth I or did she commit suicide?
The fate of the Princes in the Tower fascinates us. But who gain most from their disappearance? Their uncle Richard III, vilified by the Tudors and William Shakespeare? Or was it Henry Tudor?
On October 18. 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke. She didn't expect to die, so created no will. This meant that her wishes went unfulfilled. She was buried in a priory that was demolished.
Along with the many amazing communications barriers that were overcome, the invention of the moveable-type printing press made it possible for Bibles to be owned by the common people, thus helping make "the priesthood...
This article is the extraordinary story of how, in an age where rank and virtue were crucial attributes for a wife, a commoner and mistress became the first lady in England, and the mother of a Royal Dynasty.
On November 8, 1543, Lettice Knollys was born. She would have three husbands but the second of those incurred the wrath of Elizabeth I that continued until Elizabeth's death in 1603.
The Tudors are cool again. For the past few centuries Henry VIII has been regarded as a bloated, ulcerated wife-killer whilst his unfortunate assortment of spouses have been reduced to a playground ditty - "Divorced,...
On February 18, 1478, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, was executed. He was the brother of Edward IV and was rumored to have been executed in malmsey wine, but is that really true?
An informative guide to the jesters role in medieval society as well as their clothing, roots and their decline.