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The Man Who Wrote Henry VIII's Court

Amy Licence | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

Now, historian Lauren Mackay has looked afresh at Chapuys' letters, returning to his actual words, to decipher exactly what he did have to say. And what he didn't. What emerges in this new book about the Tudor court is a complex diplomatic picture of a lively and clever man who defies the stereotypes perpetuated in some history books to shine as he takes centre stage.

Henry VIII and the Lobbying Bill

Allan Hogarth | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

The Henry VIII Clause? Surely the government would not resort to an outdated archaic process that could undermine the democracy of our legislature - Parliament? Well, it appears they could. Henry VIII clauses give the government significant power to change what Parliament has enacted.

PICTURES: A Nocturnal Appearance By Britain's First Wild Beaver In 500 Years

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Breaking cover under a cloak of darkness, what is believed to be Britain’s first wild beaver for half a century has been caught on camera for a seco...

An Anne Boleyn for a Post-Modern Generation

Amy Licence | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

By her own confession, philosopher Susan Bordo is obsessed with Anne Boleyn. The very cover of her new book alerts the reader to the fact they are about to experience something more than straightforward history.

Walking in Anne Boleyn's Footsteps

Amy Licence | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

It is hard to find anything new on Anne these days, however In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn fills a definite gap in the market.

Henry VIII Was A 'Serial Monogamist'

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Too much attention is given to Henry VIII's sex life, according to TV historian Dr Lucy Worsley. The chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces is to ...

PICTURED: The Faces Of The Crew Who Drowned On Henry VIII's Mary Rose

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Forensic scientists have revealed the faces of eight of the crew on board Henry VIII's The Mary Rose when it sank off Portsmouth during battle with th...

King Richard III Buried In 'Hasty And Untidy' Grave

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers have revealed. ...

Meet Elizabeth I, The Queen Of Fashion - Modern Day Historical Figures (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Born in today's society, would Elizabeth I have reigned supreme as Queen of the Shops, like fellow red-head Mary Portas? Would 'Horrible' Henry have e...

King Richard III's Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Descendants of King Richard III have added their voices to the mini War of the Roses being fought over his final resting place, in a last ditch attemp...

Getting Things Done with Henry VIII

Todd Brown | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK
Todd Brown

I love history, and I love living in London. One of the reasons I love living in London is that it's so full of history. I get a kick out of the tho...

PICTURES: Were The Tudors Really The Most Scandalous Of All The Royals?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

It’s no secret we are a society consumed by scandal - from politicians to sports stars to A-list celebrities in the public eye, we all indulge in ou...

An 'Orse An 'Orse, A Kingdom For Me 'Orse!

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

King Richard III would have sounded like a Brummie, according to a language expert. Dr Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester's School of En...

Face Of King Richard III 'Unveiled To The World'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

The face of King Richard III has been unveiled to the world after a battle-scarred skeleton found under a Leicester car park was confirmed as that of ...

Pictures Show Richard III's Battle-Wounded Skeleton

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Tests on a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester have confirmed that the remains belong to Richard III, archaeologists have said. The first ...

'Buried Under A Leicester Car Park, The Remains Of Chris Huhne's Career'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Richard III, brutally disturbed from peaceful rest under a Leicester car park, has emerged to a new world, where skewering now takes place on social n...

Skeleton Under Car Park Belongs To King Richard III, Scientists Confirm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Tests on a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester have confirmed that the remains belong to Richard III, archaeologists have said. Scientists...

Is This Richard III?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Archaeologists involved in the hunt for the remains of Richard III have released the first image of a battle-scarred skull which could be that of the ...

Premium Travel in...Clerkenwell, London

Raj Gill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

For some time we had been hearing all about Clerkenwell and how it is now THE most happening place in London. We had already checked out south London, and been quite impressed with Bermondsey. So we thought why not go further afield, this time east to see what's new and happening. And we were suitably impressed.

Who (Or What) Does Boris Johnson Really Look Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Even thousands of miles away in South-East Asia, Boris Johnson appears to attract the buffoonery that we have come to expect from him closer to home. ...

Living Like Queens: Why Gout Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Two new studies show the prevalence of gout in the UK and the US has risen in recent years. According to research by the University of Queensland, ...

Pictures: Richard III's Descendant Visits King's 'Council Car Park Grave'

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

The son of a descendant of Richard III's eldest sister was on site as what is believed to be the first ever search for the lost grave of an anointed K...

Is One Of England's Kings Buried Under A Council Car Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

King Richard III's burial place has remained unknown for hundreds of years but the mystery looks set to be resolved after archaeologists revealed they...

Modern Politics: What Would King Arthur Do?

Greg Jenner | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

They call him the "Once and Future King". Legend has it, Arthur resides in eternal sleep on the Isle of Avalon, awaiting the day when England needs his help to fight off some cruel calamity. Well, I don't know about you, but I wish he'd bloody wake up already. How many invitations does the man, need? Was he there for the struggle against Hitler, defending the skies of London from the Luftwaffe's incendiary bombs? Was he b****cks! So much for specialising in repelling German invaders... and what about the credit crisis - arguably the worst financial disaster in modern history - did we see any wise fiscal solutions from the legendary Dark Age king then? No, we bloody didn't - just hour after hour of Robert Peston frowning at plummeting graphs.

Television's Unhealthy Obsession With Weight

Nick Harrison | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Nick Harrison

Fat Week is not an educational endeavour, it's an exercise in 'point and giggle' television. If anything is to be gleaned then it's to invoke the puritanical mantra, "moderation in all things". But with a modern adjunct, "complete abstinence from lifestyle programming".