Archive Post: Back from Britain 1998

I’m baaaccckkkk! I had a great trip, even if I did catch a cold on my way out of London… I just got my pictures back yesterday and I’ll start scanning as soon as I can. I had some problems with lens flare (I think the sun just wasn’t where I’m used to it, since England is 20 degrees further north than Austin, Texas) so some of my pictures didn’t come out as good as I had hoped. I did get some nice guidebooks and postcards though.

I have some news about upcoming Tudor-related movies and books in the news section. I picked up a copy of Alison Weir’s latest contribution to Tudor history: Elizabeth the Queen. It’s pretty good so far!

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Archive Post: New Years Resolution 1998

As part of my New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve decided that come heck or high water, I’m going to England !!!!! Right now, the plan is to leave on May 12th and return the 23rd. It’s not near enough time for me to do and see everything that I want to, but since I haven’t won the lottery, (yet… I’ve got to keep some optimism) I have to come back to Texas and work for a living! I plan on making the rounds of museums and of course the Tudor must-sees. Hopefully I’ll be able to replace a lot of the photos of castles and monuments with my own, and therefore completely avoid any possible copyright violations. : )

In the process of preparing for the trip, I’ve purchased several guides to London and Great Britain. One of the ones that I really like are the “Let’s Go” series. I’ve used them for travels in the US and I’ve found them quite useful. So, you can imagine how disappointed I was to find the following sentence in the history section of the London guide:

Referring to Henry VIII: “Despite eight marriages, Henry would never be blessed with a male heir.”

Well, I’m sure all of you can see the problems with this… I plan on writing them a little note to set them straight! After all, they do ask for reader feedback and corrections, and I feel it is my Tudor duty to let them know that they goofed!

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Archive post: What’s New July 1997

What’s New?
Everything! Welcome to the new site. Everything from porky.as.utexas.edu/lara/tudor/tudor.html has moved here. In addition, you will probably notice a few new things if you have visited the old site. For instance, I am now coordinating a Pen Pal service. Also, there are new pictures and texts added in the Monarchs section. There are also areas for houses and castles, everyday life, maps and other new things. Browse and enjoy!

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