The Dining Hall at Hever Castle, once the great hall of the Boleyns. Our welcome dinner will be hosted here (Six Wives tour 2013).

Tudor oak dining hall - Welcome dinner in the Dining Hall at Hever Castle, once the great hall of the Boleyns: Gloriana and the Six Wives of Henry VIII

Royal Water Garden, Fountains Abbey | United Kingdom

Photo (FleaingFrance.com)

Follies… Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains Abbey, England by Bradley Shawn Rabon

Alison Weir Tours - Historical Tudor Tours. Experience the Golden Age of English History. Scholarly and Informative tours of England based around the books of Alison Weir.

Experience the Golden Age of English History. Scholarly and Informative tours of England based around the books of Alison Weir.

OP. Arthur Tudor, whose story was probably much sadder than was previously thought.    My thoughts.  That sounds very interesting. I have never read your novels although, of course, I have heard of them. Arthur is one of those lost princes, such as the Black Prince or Prince Henry Stuart, that one wonders how history would have changed had he survived.

Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales September 1486 – 2 April was the first son of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. He predeceased his father. When Henry VII died, Arthur's younger brother, Henry, became king as King Henry VIII

Another historical biography to add to my list.

Book about Bessie Blount, mother of Henry VIIIs illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy. Thought it would be interesting since Henry VIII comes up quite a bit in my history class.

Henry Weir of Great Britain celebrates a Great Britain goal as Nick Wilson of New Zealand looks dejected during the men's pool A match…

Henry Weir of Great Britain celebrates a Great Britain goal as Nick Wilson of New Zealand looks dejected during the men's pool A match…

Lady of honour to Anne Boleyn, grandmother to a king: Margaret Douglas’s life was intimately connected to the Tudor period. So why is she so little known? Alison Weir explores her story... This

Nicholas Hilliard (attr) Portrait said to be Lady Margaret Douglas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Daughter of Margaret Tudor, niece of Henry VIII, grandmother of James I of England.

Henry VIII: The King and His Court, by Alison Weir

Henry VIII: King and Court by Alison Weir. According to the American Library Association, popular author and historian Alison Weir "brings to entertaining light the whole atmosphere of the court of England's great king Henry VIII.

The six wives of King Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard & Catherine Parr. British school children memorize their order & fate with a rhyme: "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived".

The six wives of King Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard & Catherine Parr.

A peek inside Henry VIII's bedroom in Henry VIII.'s Psalter

Miniature of Henry VIII in his bedchamber, from the Henry VIII Psalter, Source: British Library,

Lord Guilford Dudley and Lady Jane Grey

The Crown Offered to Lady Jane Grey, as imagined in the Guildford Dudley and Jane are in the center.

Alison Weir Tours - Historical Tudor Tours. Experience the Golden Age of English History. Scholarly and Informative tours of England based around the books of Alison Weir.

Interior of the innermost ward. To the right is the White Tower; the structure at the end of the walkway to the left is Wakefield Tower. Beyond that can be seen Traitors' Gate.

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