Good grief, I didn’t expect a month to go by before I got a chance to do one of these again… To say that things have been busy lately would be a wild understatement. The good news is that I’ve earned a fair amount of comp time but the bad news is that I have no idea when I will ever be able to use it!
But enough whinging from me – on to the news round-up!
* The Tudor London Tube Map – This one has already been going around social media for a while now, but it was so clever (and useful for planning a Tudor-themed trip to London) that I had to post it.
* Lost in the Great Fire: which London buildings disappeared in the 1666 blaze? – A look at some of the reasons that many Tudor (and earlier) buildings of London aren’t around to see anymore.
* Bosworth: the dawn of the Tudors – From childhood imprisonment in Brittany to the violent execution of Richard III in a Leicestershire field, Henry Tudor’s passage to the throne was lengthy and labyrinthine. Chris Skidmore charts the origins of the Tudor dynasty…
* Cleaning This Portrait Could Change the Way Historians See Shakespeare – The only portrait of the Bard made while he was alive might be getting touch-ups
* Revealed: 500-year-old kiln could shed light on the construction of Henry VIII’s Tudor palace in Essex – Researchers believe kiln was used when building Palace of Beaulieu
* Virtual Tudors – New website with 3D models of artifacts and more from the wreck of the Mary Rose