Tuesday, April 30, 2013

English Architecture Lecture - Simon Thurley

I recently ran across a video featuring a lecture by Simon Thurley, author of one of my favorite books of all time, The Royal Palaces of Tudor England. Thurley discuss English architecture from 1530-1650 in this particular segment, but goes back to the middle ages and forward to more modern times in other segments. Here's the video which focuses quite a bit on several Tudor building projects:

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mary Rose Museum Set to Open on May 31st!

According to a new news article, the "secrets of the Tudor warship will finally be revealed on 31 May 2013 - at the very same dockyard where it was built over 500 years ago."

The opening marks 30 years since the hull was raised from where it sunk 437 years ago. New exhibitions, such as "Life Onboard," "Meet a Carpenter" and "Realities of Life" (using DNA research), will be featured.

The Mary rose was Henry VIII's great flagship. Its loss must have been devastating for the fiery monarch. Now, people can finally see it and its fascinating artifacts again!

Be sure to read more about it here.

You can also donate to the Mary Rose Fund here as well as learn more about the ship through a virtual exhibit.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tudor Rose Seal/March Giveaway Winner!

A huge thank you to all who entered the March Giveaway! As you know, the prize is a brass Tudor Rose Wax Seal. I must admit, after receiving it in the mail, I really want to get me own! I know it is going to be a fun addition to any Tudor collection!

We had quite a few entries, many getting their name in the hat several times by "liking" us on Facebook and "following" us on Twitter. A BIG thank you for that!!! After compiling all the entries, I used Random.org to choose one randomly.

Without further ado, the winner is...


Please send me an email by April 9th at everythingtudor"at"yahoo.com or message Everything Tudor on FB to claim your prize!

Thanks again to all who entered!

We have a very special giveaway coming up this month, sponsored by author Sandra Byrd! More on that soon!
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