Sunday Short Takes

* Claire Ridgway of The Anne Boleyn Files has published The Anne Boleyn Collection which includes the most popular articles from the site. I downloaded the US Kindle version for my iPad and the UK Kindle edition is available along with paperback editions.

* Several interesting stories about the Welsh port town of Tenby hit my news alerts this week, which was exciting! In my continuing research on Jasper Tudor and Henry VII’s early years, Tenby plays a role, as you will see from these news items:

* The tunnel of Tenby where Henry VII hid as a teenager – Photo gallery

* Why future Henry VII hid in a Tenby cellar in 1471 – Audio story from BBC news (warning: the audio auto-starts when you go to the page)

* New light shed on the history of Tenby and its 16th Century boom

* And from the Really-Interesting-Looking-Program-That-I’ll-Probably-Never-Be-Able-To-Legally-Watch-In-The-US Department, Helen Castor is doing a 3 part program for BBC 4 based on her book She Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizbeth. The trailer is embedded below:

She Wolves: England’s Early Queens from Matchlight on Vimeo.


Sunday Short Takes — 2 Comments

  1. I’ve heard about it, but that’s about it. But Thornbury is on my 2015 travel list (yes, I’m already planning that trip too!) and I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to stay there in the hotel part.

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