She gave herself the title "My lady the Kings mother"She was the matriarch of the Tudors,the great -great grand daughter of Edward III the Platagenent via his third son,John of Gaunt.Born to Margaret Beauchamp and John Beaufort in 1443,she saw herself becoming an orphan when she was still a toddler and when her father committed suicide.She was forced to marry the Kings Half -brother,Edmund Tudor,and in her 13 year she gave birth to their only child,Later King Henry Tudor.She helped her son succeed everyone to the throne and she this ended the wars of the roses between York and Lancaster by marrying Henry to Elizabeth of York,the late king's daughter.
Determined,Pious and Kind.That is what she was.💖
1)Portrayed in Dan Jones's Doc "Britains Bloody Crown 4:A mother's love"
2)Portrayed in Princes in the Tower (2004) but Sally Edwards
3)Portrayed in White Queen (2013)by Philippa Gregory by great actress Amanda Hale
4)Portrayed in White Princess (2017)by Phillippa Gregory by my Michelle Fairley among side Jacob Collins Levy(Henry VII)
5)Pirtrayed in Shadow of The Tower(1970)by Sally Edwards
6)Her official portrait as an elderly nun✋
HAMPTON COURT PALACE
The iconic palace of Henry VIII.
Confiscated from his Chancellor, Cardinal Wolsey, along with other palaces including York Place (which later became Whitehall). Wolsey had built it to impress on foreign visitors and to entertain the King and his Queen, Katherine of Aragon. Katherine’s pomegranate can still be seen on stonework around the entrance to the Great Hall.
Henry was soon using it for his new love, Anne Boleyn. Her badges and their entwined initials were supposed to have been wiped from everywhere in the palace but you can still see two sets of an entwined ‘H’ and ‘A’ on the screen in the Great Hall.
Henry’s third wife, Jane Seymour, gave birth to his only surviving son here but sadly died not long after. The christening of Edward (later Edward VI) and the funeral of his mother happened within days of each other at the Chapel Royal, at the palace. **Hampton Court Palace** features in two of my 2018 tours:
ANNE BOLEYN EXPERIENCE (Sold Out)
DISCOVER THE TUDORS - Sept ‘18. Early Bird tickets now available. Only £500 pp deposit.
See website for more details (link in bio 👆) #history#historylover#historytravel#historytour#Tudors#HenryVIII#KatherineofAragon#WivesofHenryVIII#AnneBoleyn#JaneSeymour#EdwardVI#HAMPTONCOURTPALACE
The Wolsey Closet at Hampton Court Palace. The ceiling shown is original Tudor leather mache. The ceiling itself is a survival of the ceilings that adorned King Henry VIII’s sumptuous rooms during his ownership of the palace. The frescos and ceiling were not originally pieced together, but were done so later in the 17th Century.
A wise person once said ‘My name is Bernie and I am not allowed to go to the Bookfest.’ If only we could learn from history.
But! I only walked away with ONE #alisonweir and only five books about the #plantagenets and #tudors
All in all, a successful day. I am very excited to delve into (very carefully) the little guy upfront*. One of my best finds to date. I am now off to hold and smell each one of my new friends and have a read of ‘Selected documents of English Constitutional History’ because that’s what how one spends a Saturday. *see my story for a closer look
Mary Tudor was the only child of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII.She become Lady Mary after her mothers fall and a lady in waiting to her own sister,Elizabeth.When she finally became a Queen in 1553,she reestablished the Catholic faith and burnt on stake 300 people.Her death was followed by the coronation of the last Tudor,Elizabeth I💖
1)Her official portraits
2)As she was portrayed by Sarah Bolger on the Tudors🔪
3)As she was portrayed in Elizabeth (1998)