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Portrait of Thomas Cromwell (detail), by Jacob Houbraken after Hans Holbein (II), 1737-39. Rijksmuseum.

A plot, a rebellion and a triumph from the life of Thomas Cromwell.

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Observed by Queen Katherine (1870), by Marcus Stone.

For the lesser-known members of the great Tudor dynasties, loyalties were divided. Should you support your king, queen or family?

Richmond Palace, 1765 engraving by James Basire, 'based on an ancient drawing'.

A skilfully woven synthesis tells the story of the castles, palaces and great houses of Tudor England.

Dedicated: portrait of a lady identified as Catherine Howard, Holbein the Younger

Seemingly inconsequential, dedicating books to royalty was a vital part of Tudor publishing.

Before the British Empire and the Atlantic slave trade, Africans lived freely in Tudor England.

The grand funeral of Anne of Cleves, the neglected fourth queen of Henry VIII, took place during the reign of Mary Tudor, when English Catholicism was resurgent.

In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.

Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Michael Everett takes issue with one of Mary C. Erler’s assumptions in her otherwise perceptive article from 2014 on Thomas Cromwell’s friendship with Abbess Margaret Vernon.

Suzannah Lipscomb looks beyond the stereotypes that surround our most infamous monarch to ask: who was Henry VIII and when did it all go wrong? 

What can explain the Scottish King's rash challenge to his uncle of England, Henry VIII, in 1542? In that year, writes Albert Makinson, a Scots army was destroyed on the borders of Cumberland, and James's throne passed to his daughter, Mary, before whom lay a tragic destiny.