Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Henry VII!

Henry VII!
Today in Tudor history; The birth of one of my favourite subjects to study... Henry the 7th! He was born on a cold January day to the 13 year old widow Margaret Beaufort at Pembroke Castle. Little did either Margaret, or his uncle Jasper know that one day, he would be the founder of the Tudor Dynasty!

So let's take to today to appreciate good 'ol King Harri ap Edmund ap Owain [as he would've been called in Welsh!]

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Was Queen Katherine Married to Owen Tudor?

Katherine and Owen
(credit to  Luna Akaisha on DeviantArt)
Katherine of Valois and Owen Tudor, one of the best romances in all history I believe. But how many times have you been reading a Wars of the Roses book and come across a passage sounded like this, "There is no proof of a formal ceremony, so Katherine and Owen were never married". Which is then followed by that annoying phrase that Katherine 'could not satisfy her carnal passions'. Well, good news is that that is not the case! Katherine and Owen did indeed live happily together....as a married couple!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

So You Want to Write Historical Fiction...

I haven't post something for the sake of humour in quite awhile, but my brain just so happened to hatch an idea! As I want to be a historical fiction writer myself, I read a lot of it (mostly Jean Plaidy, Alison Weir, and Susan Higginbotham). So allow me to off some tips to help any other aspiring authors! (of course, this is all in jest so uh, don't take me too seriously!)