In 1542 James V died leaving his infant daughter Mary on the throne of Scotland.
This Horrible Histories tome was originally published in 1995.
Vintage Press published Elizabeth R in 2000 to accompany the TV series made by David Starkey.
Pan Books published this superb historically based murder mystery thriller by C J Sanson in 2003 (blimey the last ten years has flown by!).
An introduction to Wyatt’s lyric And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, which is a song so modern it could easily be appearing on MTV now.
An introduction to one of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s most famous poems and a link to the social and cultural change then prevalent.
The third in the Matthew Shardlake mysteries set in Tudor England.
Age of Absolutism and Divine Right Monarchy
King Louis XIV: Le Roi Soleil (The Sun King)
From the eleventh to the sixteenth century, England had eight kings named Henry. Henry V was the most successful military leader; the tragic Henry VI had the most admirable character.
Hampton Court Palace originally constructed in 1514 and expanded and renovated from time to time, offers a lot of attractions to tourists and visitors with varying interests. It’s magnificent Tudor and Baroque Architecture and beautifully laid out pleasure gardens, together with a fair collection of 16th to 18th century paintings and 17th century Flemish tapestries are a source of great entertainment.