The Gifts of Christmas Past – Finding the Perfect Gift for Every Self-Confessed History Geek

Ahh! It’s that time of year once again when shops are ringing with constant Christmas classics, Santa’s elves are busy packing the sleigh, tacky Christmas jumpers are whisked out of wardrobes and everyone is in competition to eat the most chocolate. How exciting!!!  However, there is always that other side of Christmas which I’m sure … Continue reading The Gifts of Christmas Past – Finding the Perfect Gift for Every Self-Confessed History Geek

Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour: Two Peas in a Pod? Part Two

To Put It Bluntly… Jane Seymour Is Boring!:    Many people accuse Jane of being a hypocrite. She presented herself as a quiet and demure Tudor wife, yet she also sat back and waited until her husband had executed her mistress before marrying him herself. Poor Jane Seymour simply cannot win! She can’t be blamed … Continue reading Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour: Two Peas in a Pod? Part Two

Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour – Two Peas in a Pod? Part One

“Night and day; heaven and hell.” At least, that’s how David Starkey describes the contrasts between King Henry VIII’s second and third wives. It is true that from all outward appearances, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour could not have been more opposite even if they tried! Their looks, their personalities and their legacies are so … Continue reading Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour – Two Peas in a Pod? Part One