The Early Modern Commons

Conor Byrne

Recent Posts

3 April 1445: The Wedding of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou

23 April 2017

On 23 April - some sources suggest 22 April - 1445, Henry VI married Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire. The king was twenty-three years old and his new bride was fifteen....

The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle

16 March 2017

I have visited Winchester several times. It is a beautiful and historic city with much to see for the history lover, including the grand and imposing Winchester Cathedral, where Mary...

International Women's Day 2017

8 March 2017

Today is International Women's Day. My research to date has primarily focused on late medieval and early modern women, specifically queenship. Earlier this year, MadeGlobal published...

8 February 1587: The Execution of Mary I of Scotland

8 February 2017

Before the sixteenth-century, executing a queen would have been virtually unthinkable in pre-modern Europe. By 1587, however, executing queens in England was not a strange concept....