Art reveals the past – if you know how to look.
Christopher Hatton rose to great power as a favourite of Elizabeth I. Born in obscurity, why has he returned to it?
Son of a queen and uncle to the king who founded a dynasty, history almost forgot Edward Tudor. Why?
The end of the year was a time for fasting, feasting and poking fun at the status quo.
Did Tudor beds have footboards? The conundrum illustrates the challenges of early modern history.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries is a well-worn tale. Are we getting the whole story?
There are several obstacles between Tudor women and their biographers. Bypassing them is a slow but necessary process.
Three generations of the cursed House of Dudley stained the executioner’s block in 16th-century England. Were its members murderous villains working to overthrow the monarchy, or shrewd political agents struggling to survive?
People with learning or physical disabilities occasionally had unique opportunities in Tudor society.
Cecil feared the Tower, until his kinswoman Anne Bacon stepped in.