From an impoverished childhood to one of the earliest female stage actors in England, Nell Gwynn became committed to the annals of history for her relationship with King Charles II. Megan Crutchley explores the life of this central figure in Restoration London.
The identity of the “Princes of the Tower” has remained a mystery since their sudden disappearance in 1483. Naomi Wallace and Marnie Camping-Harris discuss the prevailing theories regarding their fate, and the debates which continue to preclude examination of their remains.
Were The Reigns of Catherine de’ Medici and Mary I of England as violent as popular historic thought have allowed us to believe?
Written by Sophia Aiello. The reigns of both Catherine de’ Medici and Mary I have been largely defined by the extraordinary violence of their rules. However, exploring the position of contemporary religious dissenters can help shed light on their egregious reputations.