This Week in Tudor News: January 19

Life gets busy – it’s hard to keep up with all the stories about our favorite time period making news. I’ve collected some of the most interesting stories that caught my eye this week, and post it every Friday.

Here’s what’s new in Tudor England this week.

But first, music. The Brabant Ensemble has a new album out – listen to an older one while you read, here.

Events:
If you’re in San Diego, you can see this modern adaptation of The Last Wife through 11 February. Listen to an interview on KPBS here:
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/jan/18/last-wife-gives-modern-voice-tudor-royalty/

I know it’s only January, but you can start planning your summer time traveling – if you’re close to Tewksbury, there’s some Wars of the Roses fun awaiting you. http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids/heres-your-chance-party-like-1078515

Cool Stories

The Royal Shakespeare Company is getting an overhaul in the costume department. This read is great if you’re into period dress: https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2018/stitch-in-time-campaign-royal-shakespeare-company-costume-workshop/

The Twizel Bridge over the River Till in Northumberland has been a witness – and participant – in history for five hundred years. Read about it (with gorgeous photos) here:
 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/the-tiny-stone-bridge-that-changed-the-course-of-british-history/

King Henry VIII – if you don’t follow him on twitter, you’re seriously missing out – he wrote this article in the Huffington Post mansplaining feminism. It’s hilarious. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/henry-viii-mansplains-feminism_us_5a602349e4b067e1058ff234

The Bayeaux Tapestry is coming to England – the first time it has left France in its almost 1000 year history:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/soft-diplomacy-and-the-bayeux-tapestry-bljl0lghk

The 600 year old, 16 foot long Canterbury Roll sheds light on the Wars of the Roses and the mythical family trees of English Kings and Queens in the 15th century. https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/ancient-scroll-inspired-game-thrones-be-probed-secrets

In 1404 England Outlawed Alchemyhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/01/13/the-day-england-outlawed-alchemy/#30acf9a339bd

That’s it this week – I’ll be back again next week with more stories to keep you up to date on the news of the past 🙂

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