Tag Archives: Henry VIII

How the Gothic got haunted

Here’s an interesting article, perhaps a day early, on the history of Gothic architecture – you know, with the pointed arches and towers reaching for the sky. All haunted houses are Gothic, are they not? Some say haunted houses are … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q. of Scots takes Edinburgh

Here is Margaret, Queen of Scots, entering Edinburgh in 1503, riding with new husband James of Scotland, as seen through the lens of historical novelist Philippa Gregory in her Three Sisters, Three Queens (2016): The day of our entry into … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eyed by Anne Boleyn

Here is a passage from Bring Up the Bodies, the second, following Wolf Hall, of Hilary Mantel’s trilogy (the third is yet to be published) on Henry VIII’s romantic life. In this passage, seen from the perspective of protagonist Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Art and design, Books and Culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Among the Tudors

My oldest and dearest friend from growing up in D.C. recently urged me most vociferously to read Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, published in 2009. It is the story of the years leading up to Henry VIII’s battle with Rome over … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art and design, Books and Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment