Tag: Tudors

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Tudor!

What can we say that has not been said about the Virgin Queen? Gloriana shines brightly even now. However, if you were born and have been living under a rock, here is a little bit on my favorite Tudor. Elizabeth was born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on September 7, 1533. Instead of the […]

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Charles Brandon Part II-   Weathering the king’s love life

So in our first post, we discussed how Charles Brandon was the only person who prevailed in the king’s affection through his whole life.  (Please see that post here: : http://www.historynaked.com/charles-brandon-part-i/ )  There was a rift that opened between them when Charles married Henry’s favorite sister, Mary, but that seemed to be on the mend.  The […]

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Alas, poor Yorick- The Curious Case of Shakespeare’s missing skull

William Shakespeare was the celebrated poet of the Elizabethan age. (For more on his life, please read our post on him: http://www.historynaked.com/william-shakespeare/ ) However, his death was shrouded in mystery. He died at age 52, which was relatively young for a person of wealth at that time. There were theories he died of syphilis, picked up […]

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Charles Brandon-  Best Friend to the King  Part I

In a previous post, we discussed Maria de Salinas, who was the best friend to Catherine of Aragon.    (For more on this, please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/maria-de-salinas-best-friend-queen/ ) Henry had a lifelong friend as well who was a witness to his ascension as well as his decline.  It can be argued, that Charles Brandon is […]

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