Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Book Review: Root of the Tudor Rose

This was a thoroughly entertaining and great read by Mari Griffith. It's the tragic story of Henry V and his young bride, Catherine de Valois. They truly loved each other and had a son, Henry VI. Finding herself widowed at a young age, Catherine needed to protect her young son from the intrigues and manipulation of those who want to seize power.  I'd give it FIVE STARS.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The case of the disappearing wives.....

Thanks to my dear friend, Ewa, these fantastic mugs from the BBC shop were brought to my attention!

History comes alive with our remarkable Disappearing Wives of Henry VIII Mug. This large mug features images of King Henry and all six of his wives. When you pour in any hot beverage, the poor wives vanish, leaving behind their outlines, names, and the manner in which they departed Henry's company. 3 1/4" diameter, 10oz.

Here is the link:  BBC shop

Hmm! I wonder how much shipping to Australia is - I so want/need/have to have one!   lol!

Have a great day everyone, 


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Time for another Tudor Quiz...

.... just click on the link below and don't forget to let us know how you went.... I got 80% right! Yay!


Hugs, Kaye

Monday, 7 September 2015

Happy Birthday, Liz

September 7th is the birthday of Queen Elizabeth I.....

Elizabeth I, Ermine Portrait by Nicholas HilliardElizabeth I, Ermine Portrait by Nicholas Hilliard

Great portrait, isn't it?


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Life Size Anne Boleyn Wax Figure

Oh dear - you MUST take a look at this Q & A with Emily Pooley over at On the Tudor Trail. She created a life size figure of Anne Boleyn now on display at Hever Castle.  Here's Anne's face:

Isn't she beautiful?!?!? No wonder Henry fell for Anne. Take a peek at The Tudor Trail . It's amazing!!