Exploring Britain's African Connections

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

Growing up as a child of Ghanaian origin in England, I often wondered why school history lessons never made mention of Africans other than them being slaves. I remember vividly those awkward classroom sessions (as the only black girl in the class), where I'd feel eyes boring into me as the teacher droned on about these poor Africans forced on to ships to the Americas.

Week 8 Of The GBBO: Tudor

Sarah Adams | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Adams

Is 'Tudor' born to be a Bake Off theme? Or was it just the BBC sound team trying to prove their eerie Potter-style plucking soundtrack was worth the money?

Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was!

Amy Licence | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Amy Licence

Henry VIII still dominates Tudor history, casting a long shadow into the twenty-first century that tends to throw shade upon his relatives. His most f...

The Mary Rose 'Dinosaur'

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

Recently I asked our museum volunteers to tell us some of their stories about visitors and the collection, with the intention of collecting them for a follow-up to this blog from last year. This particular one stood out...

Why We're Not Rebuilding the Mary Rose

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

We value authenticity in the museum, and it's always nice, when visitors ask, "That's not real, is it?" to be able to say "Oh yes, everything is real". The Mary Rose may only be 40% of a ship, but she's 100% genuine.

Top Five Tudors

Stuart Laws | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

After spending six weeks watching Mark Rylance do the best "I'm glum but determined and actually a lot smarter than you imagine" face, whilst also never fully closing his eyes, I now feel totally qualified to pass comment on all things Tudor.

The Man Who Wrote Henry VIII's Court

Amy Licence | Posted 17.06.2014 | 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.

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.

More to Discover Underneath Richard III Car Park?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A new excavation at the site where King Richard III's skeleton was found hopes to shed further light on the medieval friary which was the site of his ...

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. ...

Matthew Tucker

Incest, Ravens And Ghostly Goings-On: Anne Boleyn Play At The Tower Of London

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Gold-digger, witch, heretic, adulterer', the politics of her age may have vilified her, but Queen Anne Boleyn has led a love affair with modern liter...

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...

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 ...

X-Rays Reveal Hidden Secrets In Tudor Treasures

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

Despite centuries of analysis by art historians and critics, it appears two Tudor portrait paintings have been harbouring creative secrets, until now....

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...

Is This the End of an Era for the Tudors?

Ben Shires | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home
Ben Shires

As every vaguely attentive schoolboy knows, King Harold Godwinson was killed by an arrow to the eye at the battle of Hastings in 1066, it was Sir Walter Raleigh who first introduced tobacco to England in the late sixteenth century and the period of history stretching from 1485 to 1603 is commonly referred to as the Tudor dynasty.