After the excommunication of Queen Elizabeth, writes M.L. Clarke, Rome became a centre of her enemies, and every English traveller was apt to be regarded with suspicion.
Minna F. Weinstein profiles the last Queen of Henry VIII; a Protestant of learning who helped to determine the religious future of England.
William Seymour describes how there was royal displeasure when a near cousin of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs married in secret.
Norman Lloyd Williams analyses the observations of Etienne Perlin during his visit in 1553.
C.G. Cruickshank describes how, having captured Tournai, the twenty-two-year-old king indulged his taste for sport and pageantry.
William Seymour introduces Sir John Seymour; an uncle of the King, and a favourite of the late Henry VIII, Somerset had an amiable character not strong enough for perilous mid-Tudor times.
Joseph M. Levine introduces the modern historians' forerunners; the men who invented the techniques and defined the problems of studying the past.
The first of two articles by C.G. Cruickshank describing logistics and pageantry in the reign of King Henry VIII.
It was Wriothesley, as Lord Chancellor, who tearfully announced to Parliament the death of King Henry VIII; under the Protectorate that followed, his career was chequered. By A.L. Rowse.
A.L. Rowse meets the grandfather of Shakespeare’s beloved patron, a characteristic Henrician, and a man to whom the English Reformation brought unrivalled opportunities.