Why did Anne Boleyn die when her marriage to Henry collapsed, instead of being divorced and exiled?
Eleanor Cobham ended her life divorced, disgraced and imprisoned, but she began it as a lady and lover of the brother of a king. How did she get to that?… Read more Eleanor Cobham: Mistress. Duchess. Witch? →
On 9th July 1540, after just six months, Anne of Cleves’ marriage was over. She’d arrived in England from Germany at the start of January, and married the ageing Henry… Read more Anne of Cleves: What Happened to the Other Queen Who Survived? →
The story of Henry VIII and his six wives already reads like a melodrama: a mix of sex, love, death and betrayal. Throw the presence of Jane Boleyn in there… Read more Jane Boleyn: The Curse of Henry VIII’s Queens? →
Welcome to Nobles Go Dating, the series that provides you with all the tea about famous (or infamous) serial daters. First up is none other than the notorious Lucrezia Borgia… Read more Nobles Go Dating: Lucrezia Borgia →
I’m sure a lot of people have done this, but I read these two books back to back and was really struck by the drastic differences between these two stories.… Read more Book discussion: Comparing The Song of Achilles and The Silence of the Girls →
Last year, I read 100 books. It was a LOT. I am a fast reader, and I try and read as much as I can, but it was hard work… Read more 2 Mini Book Reviews: Joanna, The Notorious Queen of Naples, and The Poison Bed →
I don’t normally write book reviews, to be honest, because I don’t find them that fun to write, but every now and again I really love a book and want… Read more Book Review ‘Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives During the Second World War’ by Virginia Nicholson →