When is series two coming to sony tv (sky tv),
just finished watching s.1 for the second time, keen for second time round on s.2 :)
Oct 18 2012, 5:21 PM EDT by
Why this alteration of Marguerite's character?
I really do not understand why they made Marguerite that far from the historical one. Why did they made her one of Henry's mistresses?
Oct 14 2012, 12:24 PM EDT by
Anne Vaux, Catherin Parr's younger sister
I would love to know more about her since she was my 13th great grandmother. I know she was married to Sir Knight Thomas Le Strange and at some point the Le Strange family left England left England because of all the horrible things going on in England. They relocated to Virgina, in the New World, and changed their last name to Strange. I am directly related to Owen and Mary Strange. I will get this right if I just keep working at it. If you would like to connect at some point with me and discuse any info, you can emial me at : email@example.com I would like to know what happened to Anne Vaux. Thanks..Judy Anstess
Sep 22 2012, 6:56 AM EDT by
I really hate how Henry has handled her
Everything... she just couldn't give him a son and he prohibited her to visit her daughter, to have visitors, to be the queen... it's horrible
Aug 13 2012, 8:37 AM EDT by 95miyu
Monument to Robert Aske
I do not know of any monuments in Yorkshire, but in the church where he was born in Aughton there is a 6 quartered family memorial telling a relative to recall the events of 1536. I have never even noticed anything more than a curt historical reference even at Clifford's Tower and he is not given any honour at the castle at Skipton or anywhere else. He seems to be something of an enigma rather than a hero. Mind you he will not be wanted to be remembered by his relatives the Clifford's as he held and threatened to rape Lady Eleanor Clifford, nee Brandon and his men also did the same to Katherine Parr.
He would not be recognised as a martyr but for the fact that the rebellion was a religious one and he seems to have been a ruffian and a rogue. He was not a family man and he would have used all the violence that he could had it been needed to get his message across. He did die and stand up to protect the Catholic Church but there is not much call even from his home town to have a memorial. I did recently read a campaign in 2009 for a local historian to get a plaque put up at Clifford Tower and that would be appropriate, but do not know if he succeeded. He should be given a historical memorial at least, even if he is not honoured with a statue. Come to think about it there is a plaque in Clitherow, but I am not sure where I saw it to the Pilgrimage itself and several other memorials around the place, but like everything you have to look carefully.
Henry Cavill in The Cold light of day
In France, the movie has been released a week ago so as soon as I could, I went to see it. Well, the movie is quite enjoyable, a bit too cliché for me but Henry's charisma and good acting make everything good. And you, what do you think of it? I can't wait to see him in man of steel!
May 11 2012, 10:15 AM EDT by
Was the Duke Innocent of Treason?
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham was raised by the father of Henry VIII, and practically adopted as a member of the family from the age of 5. Henry as a Prince and a young King knew him well and in the early years of his reign it is clear that he was in favour.
He was knighted, a Privy Councillor, Lord High Constable, an army captain and close to the king. He had a strong personality and he was very guarded of his pride and his family. He was also very popular, generous and rich. He was powerful and came from powerful and old noble and royal stock. His sister may have had an affair with Henry VIII in 1510, his daughter had an affair with William Compton, not Charles Brandon, and his eldest daughter was married to the Duke of Norfolk (2nd Duke, that is) He was the first person to welcome Catherine of Aragon to England and Catherine regarded him as a friend, pleading for him when he was accused of treason.
But was he guilty? Buckingham was ambitious and let his ambitions known, but he was accused by servants that were bribed by Cardinal Wolsey, who hated him. He made an enemy of Wolsey and he disliked 'new' men taking power from nobles. He talked about his fathers wish to do away with Richard III, but he was a child at the time and that was a good thing surely in Tudor eyes. He carried and bore royal coat of arms; he had some entitlement to do so. He was convicted on rumour and speculation and claims of listening to prophecy and acting on it. He may have had ambitions, should the Tudor line fail, but there was hardly any evidence against him, and he most probably had no ambitions beyond dreams. He was doing well under Henry; why would he in all honesty want to kill him?
Henry was childless, save Mary, so he may have feared for his throne and wanted to make a strong example that would bring the other nobles to heal. Fear, doubt, suspicion are all reasons to accuse an innocent man of treason.
Lady Bessie Blount as the King's Mistress
Elizabeth and her sister, Lady Elizabeth Carew, wife of Nicholas Carew, were both ladies in waiting to Catherine of Aragon and both may have caught both the eye of King Henry and of Charles Brandon, who was a friend of both ladies as early as 1512. In a letter to King Henry, Brandon commends his affection to the two ladies. There is some suggestion that Brandon introduced Bessie to Henry and that in fact he had tried her out first and commended her skills to the king. Whether or not this is true, Henry had certainly begun a relationship with Bessie by 1514. It is not known how long it lasted but eight years seems too long, given that her son, Henry Fitzroy was born in 1519, but six years or even seven is possible as Henry does not seem to have cut off his relationship after the birth of his son.
Henry visited Bessie and his son often and the relationship does not officially end until 1522 when Bessie got married. Henry was keen to ensure that she had a good husband and she was well provided for by all three husbands.
Bessie was also well connected in other ways, being a neighbour of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk through his Lincolnshire estates and a close association with his fourth wife was formed, both through marriage and through friendship and her place at court. He also maintained a friendship with Bessie most of his life.
Bessie may have been a lady in waiting to Anne of Cleves, but it could only have been for a very short time as she died some time in 1540. Her son by Henry died of consumption in 1536 and was buried with the Howard family as he had married the daughter of the Duke of Norfolk, Mary. He was buried at the abbey in Telford but he was moved to the Framlington later on. The marriage was childless.
Unlikely that she was replaced by Mary Boleyn: the relationship had long ended by 1522 as it just faded out.
The Tudors in France
As you all know, or I assume you know, I'm French and I have the pleasure to announce you that the thrid season of the Tudors is going to be put on TV next week on a channel called " Arte". The Tudors have been already put in the TV's channel in 2011, on Canal + for season 4 and Arte for season 1 and 2.
Jan 8 2012, 6:13 AM EST by
Ana Bolena, escalandizo, en la epoca existio, ahora quien conociendo el Codigo da vinci, podria hacer lo mismo?
Jan 5 2012, 2:53 PM EST by
The tudors roleplay on MSN and fanpop
http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-tudors-roleplay-on-msn please join us at the tudor-roleplay
People we need
Tudor family :
Lady Jane Grey
Queen or king consorts :
Catherine of Aragon
Anne of cleves
Phillip of spain
Charles Brandon + his family
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers fined after threatening to kill three
I wish someone would tell him how much his fans love him and that we hurt too in his self destructive ways...
i pray for him, it's really gone down hill for him since his mother died.
Nov 16 2011, 2:38 PM EST by
Henry VIII Still A Force To Be Reckoned With!
I thought some of you might be interested in an article I have read today in a national newspaper. Apparently King Henry was voted as number one British rebel in a survey of 2,000 adults. He earned his place for separating the Church of England from papal authority and two wives from their heads! He beat modern day "bad boys" such as Sid Vicious and Vinny Jones, 58 per cent of the people thought that you get nowhere by playing by the rules and a quarter of the women said that they were attracted to strong independent characters. LOL Henry is still making waves after 500 years
Nov 15 2011, 1:05 PM EST by
French people have the sense of irony
I think it is the same in others countries like the UK or the USA with others names though, but in France each day of the year honours a saint. Mary died the seventeeth of november. And in France, the seventeeth of nomvember is the day of... Saint Elizabeth. Funny, isn't it?
Nov 9 2011, 10:34 AM EST by
I have never understood why Elizabeth hanged herself in the show after Catherine's demise. Can someone explain it to me?
Nov 5 2011, 11:18 AM EDT by
Catherine Parr's demise
By making research to improve my knowledge about the Tudors, I have learnt that Catherine died in childbirth, aged 36. Does domeone know what was the exact cause of this event? And what her daughter Mary became? Did she trully died aged 2?
Nov 1 2011, 6:10 AM EDT by
Tantrums and Tiaras: A Live Journal Role Play
Welcome to Tantrums and Tiaras! Tantrums and Tiaras is a busy, Tudor themed, Role Play group set during the reign of Henry VIII. Currently in the year of 1534. The Reformation is about to get under way, the course of the
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Oct 18 2011, 1:04 AM EDT by
Sing a Song of Sixpence Analysis
I have been researching Elizabeth of York lately and have stumbled upon the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence. Lyrics Posted Below:
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing,
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
When down came the blackbird
And pecked off her nose.
In some versions there is an additional verse:
They send for the king's doctor,
who sewed it on again;
He sewed it on so neatly,
the seam was never seen.
There was such a commotion,
that the little Jenny wren;
Flew down into the garden,
and put it back again.
Some say this song is about the hours of the day, the king being the sun and the queen the moon and the blackbirds the 24 hours of the day. Others say that the king is Henry VII who is known to be careful with his money so he is counting in the counting house and that the queen is Elizabeth of York.
But another theory is that the king is Henry VIII, the queen is Katherine of Aragon, and the maid is Anne Boleyn.
I think the last theory is the best. The four and twenty blackbirds could be tied to the Reformation and the printing of the bible in English with twenty four letters. Maybe the king counting his money in the counting house could mean Henry VIII with the wealth he gathered after the dissolution of the monasteries. Maybe the queen eating milk and honey in the parlour could be a jest at KOA because she was a bit overweight after her many failed pregnancies. The bird clipping off Anne Boleyn's nose symbolizing her being beheaded? What do you think?
Oct 9 2011, 3:10 PM EDT by
wich wife do you think henri loved the most ?
some say jane , others Anne ...
Oct 8 2011, 6:52 AM EDT by