Fun Articles About the Tudors, etc.

Posted on January 16, 2020


BBC’s History Extra magazine is awesome and I strongly encourage you to subscribe to it on your iPad (or, you know, on old school paper).

I trolled the archives for a few links that you guys might find interesting. Enjoy!

10 Things you (probably) didn’t know about the Reformation

“Mooke, fylthe and other vyle things” – Tudor dirt and dung

“Damn your blood”: Swearing in early modern English

Henry VIII is buried where?!

Tudor women: what was life like? (I honestly really WOULD read this one)

Mary I: 8 facts about her life, death and legacy

Princely pleasures at Kenilworth: Robert Dudley’s three-week marriage proposal to Elizabeth I (after trying for 15 years)

Additionally, here are 37 documentaries about various and sundry aspects of the Tudors. I suggest “Inside the Body of Henry VIII” (they squish a pig!) and “Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home,” which continues the tradition of awkwardly named BBC documentaries. So glad to see that the legacy of “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow” and “Dr. Money and the Boy With No Penis” is alive and well.