‘To Get to the Heart of a Story, You Have to go Back to the Beginning’ – My Thoughts on Showtime’s TV Drama: ‘The Tudors’

Ok… so Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks nothing like the real King Henry VIII. Nor does the real Margaret Tudor marry the King of Portugal, (or Charles Brandon for that matter)! Yet no matter how strongly historians criticise the inaccuracies, no one will ever be able to diminish my love for Showtime’s ‘The Tudors’.  In defence … Continue reading ‘To Get to the Heart of a Story, You Have to go Back to the Beginning’ – My Thoughts on Showtime’s TV Drama: ‘The Tudors’

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