* The Missing Tudors: black people in 16th-century England – They were baptised and buried in parishes across the country, and even attended queens at court. So why, asks Onyeka, do we continue to airbrush black Africans out of Tudor England?
* Work starts on ‘exceptional’ Beauchamp Chapel in Warwick – Work is set to start on the restoration of a 15th Century chapel, described by English Heritage as being “of exceptional interest”.
* Cardinal backs campaign to buy £5m Tudor-era mansion – A heritage group hopes to raise almost £5 million to buy Sawston Hall, one of the most historic Catholic buildings in England.
* Damian Lewis Set to Star as Henry VIII in ‘Wolf Hall’ – I don’t like to post too much about casting rumors after seeing several fall through, but I have to admit that I’m kind of excited about this one (note to self: finish catching up on Homeland…)
Thanks for Roland for reminding me about this film on Mary Queen of Scots by Swiss director Thomas Imbach that has been mostly shown at film festivals so far, but I think is aiming for a wider release. Has anyone managed to see it yet? Here’s the trailer: