Launched to mark the release of our September issue, which includes a feature on the ups and downs of Henry VIII’s explosive relationship with his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell, Tudor Week celebrated all things Tudor.
Historians such as Tracy Borman and Lauren Mackay revealed little-known facts about the Tudors, and we shared some of the most popular Tudor articles to feature in the magazine and on our website.
In case you missed it, here we’ve rounded up the highlights of Tudor Week:
5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Tudors
The Tudor dynasty is one of the best known in history, popularised by the likes of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Edward VI. But do we really know all there is about this turbulent period? Here, historian Tracy Borman reveals five things you (probably) didn’t know about the Tudors.
Tudor king Henry VIII is famous for having married six women, two of whom he later beheaded at the Tower of London. But how much do you know about his wives – Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr? Test your knowledge with this quiz, written by historian Lauren Mackay.
5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry VIII
He is often remembered as a bully who executed his opponents, oversaw the destruction of religious buildings and works of art, and killed off two of his six wives. But is this image wholly accurate? Here, historian Tracy Borman reveals 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the former king.
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: Suzannah Lipscomb dispels myths about the lovers who changed history
They are two of history’s most captivating figures, their romance-turned-tragedy known the world over. But what was the true nature of the relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and how did Anne come to lose her head?
It’s one of the most fascinating periods in British history, popularised by Shakespeare, Henry VIII, the Armada and the Reformation. It’s also an era full of stories – here, we round up some of our favourites.