Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Migrating the blog today

As I mentioned in a previous post, due to changes at Blogger I have to make a change to this blog's address. I did the process with another blog earlier today and it seems to be working okay, so I'm going to take the plunge and do this one. If all goes well, in the next hour or so there will be a message here saying that the blog has moved and you will be automatically forwarded to the new address. There will also be a new feed address (which I will also update on the sidebar when it has all finished). All in all, this move is a good thing since publishing should go a lot quicker and it will be easier for me to update and adjust the design of the blog, which I've been wanting to do for a while.

So.... catch ya on the flipside!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Question from Mary - Children of Thomas Wolsey

I am curious about Thomas Wolsey. I believe he had 2 children and was wondering what became of them and are there any descendants living today.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Question from Elizabeth M - Margaret Clifford

I am curious about Margaret Clifford, a first cousin of the Grey sisters. She earned Elizabeth I's ire for something and was kept under house arrest for a number of years? What did she do? Can anyone tell me about her? I know she was Ferdinando Stanley's mother, but that is about all. Judging from her portrait, she was quite attractive.

Question from Sara - Quote from "Utopia"

I have a question about a quote from Thomas More's Utopia. He says: “For this is one of the ancientest laws among them, that no man should be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.”

I'm a little confused about what this quote is saying. Is he advocating a kind of religious tolerance in this quote? Also, I believe there is some question about whether Utopia is some kind of parody, or if it is really More's beliefs in what society should be (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)? More doesn't seem like the type who would call for religious tolerance, unless it was because he had already sensed a threat to the Catholic Church?

Any insight you can give me on this topic is much appreciated!

Question from Neela - Sleeping arrangements for royalty

I was wondering if anyone would know about sleeping arrangements for royalty. For example, when Elizabeth was a young princess (around 12 or 13) where would her ladies-in-waitng sleep?

Question from Meg - Possible dissertation topic on Tudor consort queenship

Hi, I'm in my second year at university and am in the middle of thinking of a topic for my dissertation next year. The Tudors is my favorite periods in history and I am particularly interested in ideas of Tudor queenship (I am talking the six wives here rather than the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth). I'm not really sure where I want to go with this yet, but I like the idea of the influence that they had over Henry. If anyone has any suggestions that would narrow down my topic, these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Meg.

Question from szatek-tudor - Chart of Tudor royal bastards

Does anyone have a lengthy geneological chart of tudor royal bastards? My husband, last name Tudor, is much interested in his lineage. Or, would anyone have a good site I could search? One personal note: I'm a Shakespearean by trade and married a Tudor who writes plays! Very cool.

[There has been a lot of discussion of Tudor bastards (usually of Henry VIII) but I don't know if anyone has compiled them into one place? It's something I would like to do, but haven't gotten around to. - Lara]