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Purkoy, Anne Boleyn’s Beloved Dog

Anne Boleyn loved dogs. She doted on Purkoy, the little lapdog given her by Sir Francis Bryan, who had received it from Honour, Lady Lisle. When he brought him to court, the Queen fell in love with him straight away. In a letter to Lady Lisle, Sir Francis explains: “…it may please your Lordship to

Book Reviews: Centuries Of Change, The French Executioner, My Days With Princess Grace Of Monaco, & Ellis Island

Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing four history books, including one for children, and a novel with fantastical elements. Here we go: Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw The Most Change? by Ian Mortimer Which century saw the most change? The answer seems obvious. Pretty much all of us would answer the 20th, without giving it

The Historical Gift Guide 2014

Hello everyone, have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If you’re still looking for the perfect present for a history lover, check out these adorable gifts below: Marie Antoinette ship inspired fascinator ($92.84) Delysse Bouquet Du Trianon Candle (£37.00) Personalized Anne Boleyn style necklace ($50.00) Literary & Co Jane Austen Tea (a blend of earl

Historical Reads: Anne Boleyn and Bloody Mary

Claire Ridgway, over at The Anne Boleyn Files, takes a close look at the relationship between Anne Boleyn and her step-daughter Mary. To quote: There is evidence that Anne did try and forge a relationship with the defiant Mary. On one occasion in 1534, she visited Elizabeth’s household by herself and asked to see Mary.

4 Tudor Blogs You Must Follow

The Tudors are one of the most fascinating dynasties in the history of England, if not Europe, and their popularity seems only to increase as time goes on. So, it’s no surprise that, in recent years, a plethora of blogs about the Tudors have sprung up left, right, and center. A lot of them, sadly,

Movie Review: Anne Of The Thousand Days

For six years, this year, and this, and this, and this, I did not love him. And then I did. Then I was his. I can count the days I was his in hundreds. The days we bedded. Married. Were Happy. Bore Elizabeth. Hated. Lusted. Bore a dead child… which condemned me… to death. In