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...
The Roman Empire is usually said to have ended in 476 AD, with the capture of Rome. But in reality, the Empire managed to survive virtually intact in the East for nearly a further 1000 years.
The practice and rules of conjugal marital combats and duels in medieval times
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 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.
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.
A brief history explaining the origins of mummers, guising, trick-or-treating, and other seasonal festivities dating back centuries to ancient times. These traditions also span cultures across Europe.
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?
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?
Along with Florence and Rome, Venice also became an important center of the Renaissance taking place in Italy.