Sad news came this week of the death of Tudor historian Eric Ives. Here are two short obituaries, but I’ll post any others that I find in future news round-ups.
* From BBC History Extra – Eric Ives obituary
* From History Today – Obituary: Eric Ives
And the rest of this week’s news:
* ‘Cursed’ saddle used by Queen Elizabeth I sold for £19,000 – An update on a previous news item
* Greyfriars Project: protecting the archaeology – Latest news from the Richard III dig site in Leicester
* Tower of London Timeline on Facebook – Historic Royal Palaces took advantage of the Facebook Timeline feature to show 1000 years of history at the Tower of London. Quite a clever use, I thought!
* Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: clothing, courtship and consequences – The talk by Maria Hayward at the National Archives that I mentioned in the September upcoming events has now been posted as a podcast on their website
I received an email about Henry VIII: The Musical, which will have its London premiere in December (tickets go on sale October 1), although it has already been performed in other parts of the country. Below is a video taken from a rehearsal from July showing the talented young performers. More information on auditioning for the show or licensing it are available at the website.