You’ve probably heard of Charles II. He was, so I hear, quite popular with the ladies. But have you heard of his first mistress, Lucy Walter? Lucy Walter was Charles… Read more Lucy Walter: Charles II’s Scandalous Mistress in Exile →
Scandals in history are often centred around relationships, especially illicit sex or secret marriages. It could sometimes be a way to destroy a rival, or could be driven by love.… Read more Scandals in History: 4 Shocking Secret Marriages →
Childbirth in the Tudor Era was a huge part of women’s lives, here are some of the key things you should know.
Elizabeth of York is mostly known for three things: the Princes in the Tower (her brothers); Henry VII (her husband) and Henry VIII (her son). But did you know she… Read more Elizabeth of York and her sisters: 5 fascinating things to know about the Princesses of York →
Today I’m going to talk about the history of make up. It’s not something I ever really consider my forte but I’ve started wearing make up again, following months of… Read more A History of Make Up: From the Tudors to the Victorians →
As the “oldest profession in the world”, the history of sex work is long and complicated by society’s weird relationship with it. For centuries sex workers have occupied an odd… Read more A History of Sex Work: The “Common Prostitute” →
The paparazzi would have loved Charles Brandon. He had everything you’d want for some good, gossipy stories – he was handsome and charming, rose to the top of the Tudor… Read more Nobles Go Dating: The Five Wives of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk →
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that there was more than one woman in Elizabethan England. The Queen dominates the show, with a few notable exceptions – Mary, Queen of Scots*,… Read more The Fascinating Elizabethan Women You’ve Never Heard Of →