Review: Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen

This new biography by Leanda De Lisle is due to be published on the 4th August in the UK with Chatto & Windus and in the US on 6th September with Pegasus Books (2022) Review by Katie Marshall  It is often difficult to hear and truly understand women who lived over 400 years ago, evenContinue reading “Review: Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen”

The Lopez Plot, 1594

This blog is part two – to read about Dr Lopez’s rise to prominence see the previous post: ‘The Queen’s Physician: Dr Lopez’s rise from Refugee to Society Doctor’ Lopez was an intelligent and charismatic man who was skilled in gaining the trust of those around him, but he was equally skilled in covering upContinue reading “The Lopez Plot, 1594”

The Queen’s Physician: Dr Lopez’s rise from Refugee to Society Doctor

Intimacy with a person of influence often makes one the subject extreme jealousy and resentment. If, to add to this, there is a reckless and endlessly ambitious character on the scene, then any hint of suspicion may provoke them to take extremes measures in order to remove their so-called rival from the picture. The 16th CenturyContinue reading “The Queen’s Physician: Dr Lopez’s rise from Refugee to Society Doctor”

At odds with the Alters – The restoration of the Alters in the 1630s told through Lyddington Church

The small village of Lyddington sits in the heart of Rutland, England’s smallest county, and is abundant in character and heritage. Amidst the attractive houses, many built using the distinctive reddish ironstone which has lead to Rutland often being compared with the Cotswolds, is the locally renowned Bede House, as well as the parish church of StContinue reading “At odds with the Alters – The restoration of the Alters in the 1630s told through Lyddington Church”

The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493

Cross an encyclopaedia with a richly hand-illustrated picture book and you will have something which resembles the format of a defining work completed in 1493, apart from the fact that this Chronicle was also one of the most ambitious literary undertaking of the pre-modern age. A landmark in the history of publication, The Nuremberg ChronicleContinue reading “The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493”

Mary Queen of Scots: A Glittering future at the French Court (Article for the Tudor Travel Guide Feb 2021)

ll I can tell you is that I account myself one of the happiest women in the world. These words were written by the fifteen-year-old Mary Queen of Scots on the morning of her wedding to the Dauphin of France in 1558. It is almost impossible to believe that these sentiments are associated with theContinue reading “Mary Queen of Scots: A Glittering future at the French Court (Article for the Tudor Travel Guide Feb 2021)”

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