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  • Henry VIII May Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries

    03/06/2016 5:54:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Friday, March 04, 2016
    Historians have suggested that Henry VIII, who had been described as an even-tempered and intelligent young man, may have suffered traumatic brain injuries that caused lasting health and behavioral problems. Muhammad Qaiser Ikram and Fazle Hakim Saijad of Yale University analyzed Henry's letters and other historical sources for information on his medical history and events that could explain his ailments. While in his 30s, Henry was injured during a jousting tournament when a lance penetrated his visor, and he received another blow to the head while attempting to pole-vault over a brook. In 1536, a horse fell on him during...
  • Shocking new theory about Elizabeth I unearthed in historic manuscripts

    06/10/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th June 2013 | Christopher Stevens
    'The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history?. If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie.'
  • Codpieces seen on hit BBC drama Wolf Hall were twice as small as they should have been so [tr]

    05/01/2015 7:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2015 | Sam Matthew
    The codpieces used in the hit BBC drama Wolf Hall were too small and should have been double the size, according to an expert. This is one of a number of inaccuracy spotted in the big budget adaptation of Hilary Mantel's books and was said to have been done so as not to offend and baffle the shows American audience. Victoria Miller, who has researched the codpiece for her PHD, said those used in the show would have been far too modest for Henry VIII's court.
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag?

    06/10/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 June 2013 | Christopher Stevens
    The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history? If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie. And according to a controversial new book, the lie began on an autumn morning 470 years ago, when panic swept through a little group of courtiers in a manor house in the Cotswold village of Bisley in Gloucestershire.The...
  • Tapestry Reveals Tudor Country Idyll

    06/04/2007 6:23:52 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 436+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-5-2007 | Nigel Reynolds
    Tapestry reveals Tudor country idyll By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent Last Updated: 2:02am BST 05/06/2007 One of the greatest tapestries made in Elizabethan England has been rediscovered in America after it disappeared almost a century ago following a blunder by a prominent British art historian. The tapestry represents an idyll of sixteenth century country life The giant hanging, measuring 15 ft by 6ft and made in the 1580s, with an idealised image of country life shows that wealthy Tudors had much the same aspirations to own a beautiful part of the countryside as their counterparts today. A fantasy palace -...