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The Tudors / Re: Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« on: July 25, 2019, 02:21:28 AM »
It's out and it's the usual cr*p, just like The White Queen and The White Princess.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:55:28 AM »
This one is a three parter. There are some quite shocking execution scenes in the first episode, including a crushing so be warned. Other than that, I found "Gunpowder" deadly dull.

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:02:41 AM »
There is James, they were filming locally to me last week. ( Gloucester Cathedral).

Having Fun! / Re: The Enid Blyton Thread
« on: May 01, 2017, 04:24:31 AM »
Seriously!!!! Don't forget the ever so slightly sadistic " LASHINGS of ginger beer " in the picnic basket :-)

The Tudors / Re: Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« on: December 10, 2016, 11:06:33 AM »
I watched it and enjoyed it. If it introduces people to history long may it continue.
Meanwhile, on BBC4 there is a 3 parter on the Hapsburgs by Simon Seabag Montifiore ( what is it with that name!!!). That is worth a watch too.

The Tudors / Re: Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:25:37 PM »
Oh I just love The Private Life of Henry VIII ! I know its a load of old toot but Merle Oberon is breathtaking as Anne Boleyn.

The Tudors / Re: Myths of the Tudor ghosts
« on: July 29, 2016, 06:53:57 AM »
Just bumping this thread up for TimM. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

The Tudors / Re: What do you think happened to Amy Robsart Dudley?
« on: May 08, 2016, 03:37:54 AM » I come.

The Tudors / Re: Anne Boleyn
« on: May 08, 2016, 03:36:44 AM »
Well there are masses of good books out there to enjoy.
Six Wives of Henry VIII by David Starkey is excellent and imo the best out of a choice of Antonia Fraser and Alison Weir.
For Catherine of Aragon, my go to book is " Catherine of Aragon, Henry's Spanish Queen" by Giles Tremlett.
For Anne Boleyn, no Tudor bookshelf is complete without " The Life And Death of Anne Boleyn", by Eric Ives.
So there is a starter for you.x

The Tudors / Re: Wolf Hall
« on: December 13, 2015, 08:30:38 AM »
Yes, I struggled with the book too, not keen on the first person narrative to be honest.

Very much so I am afraid. Charles/Carlos Mundy is on Facebook at the moment telling us that there is momentous news about to hit the world. A group of historians are going to show that the whole family including the Tsar, survived..........
Of course, the DNA results were fabricated and, guess what, AA really was Anastasia's and Magda really was Olga..........well, he has got a book to sell hasn't he, bless. :-)

The Tudors / Re: Anne Boleyn
« on: September 26, 2015, 01:20:59 PM »
There is something definitely " off " about that portrait. It looks very naive for one thing. Would be interesting to know wether the portrait has been dated by art specialists wouldn't it?
Thanks for posting it GDLynn, very interesting.

The Tudors / Re: Elizabeth I.
« on: August 14, 2015, 01:21:50 PM »
Hi Laura. Not going to be much help but I only have a few ( rather tatty and old ) paperbacks on Elizabeth 1st.....she is not my most favourite historical figure, ( Treason). I think there is a rather nice book written by Anne Somerset out there you might want to have a look at though. Maybe a Liz fan will come to your aid although these boards are painfully quiet recently.

Hope his language wasn't too ripe for you Ann...ha ha ha

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