Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Weird Search Terms #12

You knew there would be more coming... it's quite intriguing sometimes what leads people to my blog here's the latest list of the rather strange and unsual keyword searchs that brought viewers like you here:
  • a is for amy who fell down the stairs -- let's learn the alphabet; Tudor style! :D
  • duchess of rutland , antiques roadshow -- yup, she had a cameo appearance on that show! :)
  • what mary scots look like? - why we talk like caveman? 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Richard III's Looking More Guilty

The Princes in the Tower
Richard III's all over the news lately, and in cased you haven't heard, he's getting a full blown celebration for his burial... and it's all making me think, those Ricardians really are nuts! (I say that in jest of course...)

Well, granted Richard might not be as bad as some people say, he's far from saintly. And more importantly recently I've come across a little something that helps prove his guilt in murdering the Princes in the Tower.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

So... I Finally Read Wolf Hall...

The cover of the novel
(I had this edition)
My AP Literature teacher could not have made things easier for me this summer. We were required to read and annotate a book of a certain list, which for me means "aw dang it... time to waste time reading some book I couldn't care less about." but to my surprise, "Wolf Hall'' was on the list and well... my homework basically had already done it's self.

Now, I've heard about this famous novel and quite frankly I've very glad it was this one and not Philippa Gregory! But needless to say I knew going into it, this book was pro-Cromwell, anti-Anne- which is why I hadn't read yet. So, what were my thoughts?

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Truth About Isabella and Mortimer

Queen Isabella
Don't we all know the story? Edward II was one pretty corrupt dude, and those De Spencers were pretty evil. So to retaliate, his wife Isabella had an affair with Roger Mortimer. Then after deposing Edward, they ruled England them and weren't all that nice. Isn't that how it went? Not really!

Isabella of France, Edward II's wife has be quite vilified throughout the ages. Was it justified? I'd say not. She's really a remarkable woman who stood up against the injustices done to her. True, she and Mortimer did collaborate but were they really romantically involved? It's highly unlikely.

But let's back up just one moment. Why was Isabella and lord Mortimer setting up a rebellion anyway?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Something New--Upcoming Fanfiction!

Hello everyone, i've returned from my long absense (busy with school work and didn't have as much time) so, I have a new idea about something else I could use this blog for: fanfiction!
For those who don't know, "Fanfiction" refers to fiction work related to a "fandom" or popular show/movie/game or whatever and is written by just about anyone (not nessicarily a published author) so think of it as free Tudor-related fiction from yours truly :)

And so I was thinking of posting some of my Tudor-related fanficton works on here, would you be interested? (I hope so!) Some possible works might included short stories about figures such as Margaret Douglas, Jasper Tudor, Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou, etc., or excerpts from a novel I'm kinda working on about Jane Ap Hywel's life (Henry VII's welsh governess)

Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like to request I write a work about a particular character or event.

*also check my [soon coming] blog where i'll be posting Fire Emblem (and possibly Code Geass) fanfiction if you could :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weird Search Keywords #11

Okay... I apologize, I haven't been updating this in while. In case you were wondering just what the heck I was up to, I've been playing Fire Emblem games (Radiant Dawn, Path of Radiance, Awakening etc. I own them all anyway...) and then I went on vacation for awhile but I'm back now! Woohoo! But enough rambling, here's the latest list of weird search terms and I promise and upcoming series or post on Queen Isabella of France (wife of Edward II)! Enjoy!
  • anne of cleaves adalah - who again?
  • queen katherine tudor accomplishments - Katherine Tudor? you mean Henry VII and Elizabeth of York's youngest child? She didn't accomplishment much... (didn't really have the time eh?)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Little Known Tudor Relatives!

Yeah, anyone who's anyone in the Tudor world knows Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Anne Boleyn. But there are a lot of other Tudor relatives that, if you ask a fan who they were, they just give you a funny look! So I bet you're real curious now, huh? Here to satisfy your curiousity is a list of little known (and little talked about) relatives to the Tudor family (or to other important famlies of the time)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Birthday King Henry VII!

Okay, first things first... I've real sorry about the delay between posts, I've been really busy with schoolwork since the semester's ending.. (and I'll admit it, I've been slacking off playing Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn because darn it that game is just so addictive!) But Today is none other than our very own King Henry VII and Tudor Dynasty's founder's birthday!

Henry VII is a rather overlooked and misunderstood Tudor figure. Many historians start the Tudor story with him becoming king and then talk for a paragraph or two on his reign then it's on to Henry VIII! But they don't really there's so much more than that. Henry VII's story is incredible and remarkable and I'll always admired him. He went from being a fatherless, penniless exile to becoming King of England and united the English people after a long period of civil war. He was a truly good king and his marriage to Elizabeth of York was one of England's greatest love stories.

I suggest reading more about the real Henry VII if you haven't already! My blog is a great place to start (*hint hint*) just enter "henry vii" or "henry tudor" into the search bar and start learning.
And Happy Birthday Henry VII!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Margaret Beaufort: Lady Richmond (Part V)

Lady Margaret Beaufort
After the Lancastrian Re-adeption ended things were looking down for Margaret. The house of York was back, and was back to stay. And upon the death of her husband, lord Henry Stafford, she became a widow. With a York in power, Margaret feared marriage to a Yorkist. So she began to do a little plotting of her own. She went to the court of Edward IV and pretended to play defeated but really, she was planning on finding a way to bring back what was left of her family and friends, namely Jasper and Henry Tudor.

While at court, Margaret met a kindred spirit in lord Thomas Stanley. lord Stanley had been married once before to Eleanor Neville and had had children by her. He cleared didn't need to marry again, but when he met Margaret the two hit it off quite well. Stanley, being by nature ambitious and scheming liked the idea of marrying a Beaufort and Margaret knew Stanley to be a powerful man. An alliance between them would've been perfect, and Margaret wasn't going to let a great chance like this escape her. She married him and this made Edward IV naturally suspicious.