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New Work on the Wardrobe of Mary I

29 December 2011

Over a year ago I posted a rather simplistic account of the fashion of Mary I. Very little had been done on this subject except Alison J. Carter’s ‘Mary Tudor’s Wardrobe of Robes:...

Review of Harry Kelsey's Philip of Spain, King of England: The Forgotten Sovereign (2011)

22 December 2011

Harry Kelsey, Philip of Spain, King of England: The Forgotten Sovereign (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2011), 288pp. £18.99.There have been several calls for a study of Philip...

17 November 1558: The deaths of Mary I & Archbishop Pole

17 November 2011

Funeral effigy of Mary IOn this day in 1558 Queen Mary I died at St James's Palace. She was 42 years old and had reigned for little over five years. Details of the deathbed scene were...