A Conversation at Kenilworth Castle, July 1575
Naomi Wallace explores a potential moment between Elizabeth I and a dear friend and suitor in this fiction piece.
Six the Musical: A History Student’s Perspective
Six the Musical has been a smash hit since it first ran in 2017, but how does it hold up historically? Naomi Wallace analyses its portrayal of the six wives.
Interview with Kate McCaffrey, Assistant Curator at Hever Castle
Historian and Assistant Curator at Hever Castle, Kate McCaffrey conducted pioneering research on Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours. Naomi Wallace interviews Kate where she discusses her intriguing discoveries and career.
Princess on the Streets: How Catherine of Aragon Came to Live on the Strand
Following the sudden death of her first husband, Catherine of Aragon found herself thrust into poverty and turmoil regarding her consequent betrothal. Marnie Camping-Harris discusses the turbulent formative years of the future Queen of England.
Henry VIII: The Spare Who Changed History
Whilst the phrase “spare to the heir” has dominated headlines in recent months, it is an appellation which also overshadowed the early years of the future King Henry VIII. Naomi Wallace discusses the events that shaped the monarch, and the history of England.
Revealing Royal Jewellery: The Chequers Ring
Once belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, the Chequers Ring has prompted intrigue – not least concerning the identity of the woman whose portrait sits alongside the monarch. Naomi Wallace discusses the theories surrounding this captivating piece.
Tudor True Crime: The Bizarre Death of Amy Dudley
On 8 September 1560, the body of Amy Dudley, the first wife of Robert Dudley, was discovered at the foot of a staircase. Naomi Wallace examines the scandal and suspicion surrounding her tragic demise.
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: Who was Catherine Parr?
Written by Eva Campbell. Catherine Parr is perhaps the least discussed of Henry VIII’s wives, dismissed as the carer or nurse that comforted Henry at the end of his life. But did the woman who survived have a more complex relationship with the King? How do we restore the life of Catherine Parr in popular…