Yes, finally, another long-overdue news round-up! I thought that I would be able to stay on top of things a lot better after the four major things at work were done, but of course everything that got put off during that time had to be dealt with after. But now I’m in the middle of a two-week stay-at-home vacation to start making a dent in the comp time and vacation hours I have to use before the end of August and I have finally recovered some of my energy.
On to the news!
* ‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered – Pages printed more than 500 years ago by William Caxton, who brought printing to England, have been discovered by the University of Reading.
* Did Thomas Seymour sexually abuse the teenage Princess Elizabeth? – In a new series for Channel Five, Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones examine the allegation that the teenage Princess Elizabeth was sexually abused by her stepfather, Thomas Seymour. Here, Suzannah Lipscomb considers the evidence…
* Anne Boleyn as ‘The Lady of the Garter’: A Rediscovered Image of Henry VIII’s Second Queen – Fascinating work by Roland Hui (be sure to see his follow-up: Debating Anne Boleyn as ‘The Lady of the Garter’)
* Peter Vannes, Henry VIII and early modern marriage – Peter Vannes (c.1488-1563) was a diplomat and collector of papal taxes in England under four successive Tudor monarchs: Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. – from the UK National Archives Blog
* Fettercairn Jewel bought by National Museums Scotland – A 16th Century Scottish jewel has been bought at auction by National Museums Scotland for more than £200,000.
* Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, wrote the words to this newly discovered piece of music – Includes a clip from a rehearsal of the piece