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, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived". Then in 2007 The Tudors, hit our...
Medieval Europe was no place for the timid; however, there was law and order to make life a little more tolerable. Here's an overview of law enforcement, medieval style!
The queen consort of England, Jane Seymour, was seemingly perfect in every way. What was the story behind this remarkable woman? And, what would have happened had she lived?
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.
The Knights Templar remain fascinating to this day. And in London, you can still visit the Templars' New Temple, and see the Temple Church they built. It's still a fully-functioning parish church, and open to visitors. I am a member of Middle Temple, and therefore a parishoner of Temple Church....
It is commonly believed that Harold Godwinson, last Saxon King of England, died at the battle of Hastings with an arrow in his eye. Is this a true account? This article seeks to explore an alternative.
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.
There is much debate over why people were accused and killed for witchcraft during the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period. Here is a compilation of theories that might explain it.
Nicholas Flamel isn't just a Harry Potter character - he was a real-life scribe and scholar who might have actually created the Philosopher's Stone!
As an artist, I have some concern with magnificence and whether or not there still is any in the world. According to Aristotle, magnificence is a virtue pertaining to wealthy building great monuments.