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Third Wife’s A Charm: Jane Seymour

We all know that King Henry VIII of England is famous for having six wives. Each wife had a unique character that changed English history forever. Did you ever wonder which wife was Henry’s favorite? It was his third wife, Jane Seymour.   Jane Seymour was not a great beauty. She had a fair complexion and had a plain look. She did not have any sort of education. This was quite interesting because Henry’s first two wives (Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn), were educated and politically...

Historical Period Dramas

Historical Period Dramas

Historical period dramas for avid history lovers are thrilling! One of my favorite historical period dramas is Downton Abbey. It has really good storylines and I love the time period, but the characters were fictional. For this post, I want to focus on historical period dramas that involve real historical people. I am referring to television shows like The Tudors, Victoria, The White Queen, The White Princess, and so on. I think it is exciting and interesting to see how actors portray people from history....

Mother-Daughter Drama

Talk About Mother-Daughter Drama!

     Since the beginning of time, mothers have loved their children. I will admit this as a daughter, that I gave the biggest headaches to my mother. However, I know that I am not the only one that has done this. Throughout my life I have seen mother-daughter relationships flourish with drama. I thought it was a modern phenomenon? I was wrong! There is one particular mother-daughter relationship that caused France plenty of drama in the sixteenth century. I am referring to the great...

Fashion History: The Renaissance

Fashion History: The Renaissance

The Renaissance took place between the years 1450-1624. This exciting era was a paradise for the creative thinker. The dark medieval times were coming to an end, and a new vibrant time was on its way. People were exploring new inventions, new religions, new lifestyles, and new fashions.    Fashion was becoming a game changer, especially in the royal courts of Europe. Fashion was seen as expressive and artistic. There were so many trends and styles that would lead the way to a new chapter in fashion...

The Guidelines For Charming A King Of England

The Guidelines for Charming a King of England

Hello Ladies! Have you ever dreamed about charming a King of England? Do you want to start controversy and divide a country? Look no further! You have come to the right place. Now if you are willing to take my advice, I suggest you take a look at these two women; Anne Boleyn and Wallis Simpson.   Anne Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry VIII during the sixteenth century. Wallis Simpson was the wife of former King Edward VIII in the twentieth century. Besides corrupting...

Margaret Tudor and Mary, Queen of Scots

Comparisons of Similarities – Margaret Tudor and Mary, Queen of Scots

When I think about Mary, Queen of Scots I can’t help but think about the similarities between her and her grandmother, Margaret Tudor. I believe Mary inherited some key family traits from Margaret. In this post, I would like to compare the similarities between this grandmother and granddaughter. Here we go!   Example #1-Family Relations as Stuarts and Tudors    Margaret Tudor is a Tudor by blood. Her father was King Henry VII of England and her little brother was the famous King Henry VIII. By marriage Margaret became...

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I: No English Marriage

Queen Elizabeth I of England is known to history as “The Virgin Queen.” Despite many marriage proposals, she decided never to marry and therefore the Tudor Dynasty ended with her death. However, Elizabeth was capable of love. There was one man at English Court that became the “favorite,” of the Queen; Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (in the post I will refer to him as Dudley). Elizabeth and Dudley had known each other since childhood. They were both in the Tower of London at the...

Politics Over Family

Politics Over Family

In the year 1917, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the Russian throne. The Romanov dynasty that ruled for 300 years, had come to an end. The Russian Revolution was running full speed ahead. A new government would lead the Russian people, and the Imperial family no longer had influence. The Tsar and his family were imprisoned and later moved to Yekaterinburg. At Yekaterinburg, the Bolsheviks (the group that was anti-tsar), decided it was time to remove the Romanovs for good. One late evening in July of...

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon: The Gift of Life

The year is 1525. The place is Tudor England. Who is becoming frustrated? King Henry VIII. His wife Catherine of Aragon has failed to give him a son. It was becoming clear that Catherine was aging and could no longer become pregnant. This was bad news for Henry. He needed a son to keep the line of the Tudors alive for future centuries. Coincidentally, a young lady named Anne Boleyn waltzed her way into the King’s favor. Henry fell in love with Anne Boleyn and...