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The Tudors / Jane Seymour c 1509-1537
« on: April 04, 2006, 09:43:03 AM »
Well, she doesn't have her own thread so I thought I would start one.
Henry's 3rd wife and perhaps "milk and honey" after all the "spice" with Anne Boleyn, but was she a poor political pawn or did she actively seek to entice a dissatisfied king? Lets have at her.

The Tudors / Edward IV 1442-1483
« on: March 28, 2006, 11:49:59 AM »
Well, lets have at this popular,lusty,handsome and shrewd King- he doesn't have his own thread and he deserves one!
Born 28th April 1442 at Rouen, France and styled "Earl of March" during his father's lifetime. An Act of Attainder mean't that he forfeited all honours in November 1459, but they were restored to him in October 1460. He was proclaimed King of England by Parliament and crowned in 1461.
Edward was deposed inOctober 1470 but restored to the throne on 11th April1471.
So, what are your opinions on this man? Was he a good King or did his, somewhat naughty lifestyle let him down (it certainly brought him an early death surely)

Having Fun! / Summer Holidays
« on: March 19, 2006, 08:41:46 AM »
Ahhh its that time of year when lovely holidays are being booked by one and all. So where are you guys going to this year? My lot (hubby and two boys) are kite boarding fanatics so we are hoping to go to Tiree (Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland). Look at this ;D

The Tudors / The Daughters of Warwick the Kingmaker
« on: March 05, 2006, 10:33:42 AM »
Anne and Isabelle Neville.
Both destined from birth to be puppets in the marriage market and to bring riches, fame and royal connections to their ambitious father.  There is not a great deal of information about these ladies but they both had short but fascinating lives.

The Tudors / Perkin Warbeck.. Was he, or wasn't he..
« on: October 22, 2005, 10:45:22 AM »
.....Prince Richard, youngest son of Elizabeth and Edward IV?
Perkin Warbeck/Osbeck troubled Henry VII from his surfacing in Ireland in 1491 until his capture 6 years later. He was a plausible candidate for Richard because he clearly resembled his putative father Edward IV and he never betrayed himself by word or deed. However, he always refused to give an account of how he "escaped" from the Tower after the death of his brother.
Margaret of Burgundy backed him so did she believe the lad was her young nephew or did she manipulate and "feed" an imposter relevant information to cause mischief for Henry?
Henry refused to confront him with his "sister" Elizabeth of York and also declined help in recognizing him and denouncing him as an imposter from others who had known Richard. Why do you think he did that?
So was he an imposter- a Fleming born in Tournai in 1474? Was he perhaps a bastard son of Edward IV? Or was he Richard, youngest son of Edward? What do you think 8) 8)

Imperial Claimants Post Here / Harry F Gerguson
« on: October 11, 2005, 12:54:32 PM »
I have always thought this guy was a delight and I expect some of the other "oldies" on this forum will have heard of him too ;D
Harry claimed to have been born Prince Michael Dimitri Alexandrovich Obolensky-Romanoff- sometimes nephew, or cousin or illigitimate son of Tsar Nicholas. He occasionally claimed to be a descendant of William Gladstone, Rockefeller,William K Vanderbilt and even a close relative of "the man who killed Rasputin". Prince Mike was befriended by nobility and was introduced to a particularly expensive brand of tobacco by the Prince of Wales (David) whilst the two were out foxhunting together.He was, in fact, a "professional imposter" and was an extremely popular character among the movie colony in Hollywood. He counted some of the greatest stars of the day as his close friends (Niven, Bogart, Flynn) and opened a very successful restaurant.
He accumulated an enormous amount of knowledge and supposedly attended many of the greatest universities,Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge and Heidelberg. This fascinating man with a cut-glass Noel Coward accent was, in fact, either the orphaned son of a Cincinnati tailor or a "pants presser" from Brooklyn ;D

The Stuarts of Scotland / The Four Maries
« on: September 17, 2005, 12:46:28 PM »
Mary Seton, Mary Livingstone, Mary Fleming and Mary Beaton, four young ladies chosen by Marie de Guise to be companions to her daughter Mary.(There were actually more than four- possibly as many as eight). Anybody got any info. on them?

The Tudors / Re: Henry V's Sisters
« on: August 26, 2005, 02:08:46 AM »
Hi, Blanche. Henry V was an only child.. he had no siblings. Do you mean Henry IV. I am a bit confused ???

French Royals / Jeanne d'Arc
« on: August 23, 2005, 04:25:49 PM »
I have always been fascinated by this lady,there are so many myths and legends that abound about her life.I think she deserves her own topic. I have read some fascinating suggestions regarding her. Was she "a Templar" and does she have some bizarre links with Rosslyn in Scotland.? How could a simple peasant girl manage to control the huge war horses they used? Lets discuss her life and times and see what we can make of this captivating creature. Any takers..please.

The Tudors / Bosworth.
« on: August 22, 2005, 04:21:18 AM »
520 years ago today, Richard III lost the battle and his life on Bosworth/Ambien Hill. Legend has it that when he was crossing Bow Bridge in Leicestershire, his spur struck the bridge. A bystander predicted that where his spur had struck on the way to battle,his head would strike on the way back. May he rest in peace.

The Tudors / The Crimes of Richard III
« on: August 16, 2005, 08:48:15 AM »
I've been digging around some of my Richard III Society stuff this morning and I thought we might share info./opinions on these four major accusations against Richard. These four crimes are;
1) the murder of Edward of Lancaster on the battlefield at Tewkesbury on May 4th 1471.
2) The murder of Henry VI in the Tower of London in 1471.
3)The murder of George Duke of Clarence.
4) Anne Neville-marriage and poisening.
Its probably obvious to you that I am a passionte fan and supporter of this exceptional man  :-* but what do you think?

The Tudors / Was Edward IV illigitimate?
« on: August 16, 2005, 08:38:17 AM »
In his time, it was noted that Edward IV looked nothing like his father, Richard Duke of York. So,was Edward's father really an archer called "Blaybourne?
Would "Proud Cis" lower herselt to deceiving her husband in this way... and why?
Or is it all Tudor propaganda? 8)

The Tudors / Edward VI
« on: August 12, 2005, 04:07:27 AM »
 I think its time we had a look at this young lad who always is overshadowed by his half sisters. He was his father's long awaited heir- it took 28 years for Henry's wish for a son to be fulfilled. Edward, like Elizabeth, appears to have had a staggering intellect and excelled at riding, running and shooting. As he grew up, he became a fanatical Protestant, lecturing others on his faith,so much so that Bishop Hooper said that he "will be the wonder and terror of the world if he lives".
So, what do you think of him? Do you think he was a pompous little prig who could have become "Bloody Edward"-executing Catholics left, right and centre?
Who would have made a good Queen for him?-Jane Grey?

Forum Announcements / your prayers please.
« on: August 11, 2005, 01:44:02 PM »
For a dearly loved father in law who is dying of cancer. Please, pray for a calm, peaceful, dignified and gentle " goodnight". Thank you all.Many regards Kim.

The Tudors / Arthur Tudor
« on: August 05, 2005, 12:55:38 PM »
Archaeologists using ground probing radar, have pin pointed the grave of  Arthur Tudor below the limestone floor of Worcester Cathedral. They hope to identify what actually was the "sweating sickness" that killed him and an expert involved in the study, thinks that Prince Arthur's illness could be linked to the fate of Edward VI. He thinks there could be a genetic condition linking the two deaths. They will use an endoscope to examine the grave without disturbing the remains.

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