Hi! I am Rebecca, a mom, wife, family historian and Tudor enthusiast. My passion for the Tudor dynasty began while I was researching my own family history. While working on my maternal grandmother’s side of the family I had traced them back to Margaret Tudor, sister to Henry Vlll and queen consort of Scotland. How exciting – related to the Tudors! — Unfortunately, no. I wish I could say I’m related to the Tudors…but I’m not. I had missed an error is one of the branches of my tree which led me away from the Tudor line. That is what started my interest in learning more about the Tudors, all things Tudors and monarchs in general.
I am not a historian, I’m American – just a fanatic of Tudor royal history.
This is the Tudors blog — TudorsDynasty.com, and here I’ll blog about things that I find interesting and hope you do too. I’ve also been lucky enough to collect quite a few Guest Authors along the way to help me build more, entertaining content for you to enjoy.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you find something that interests you.
I love to read books and search the internet for any information one can find on this time period and beyond. As you’ll see below I’ve found a few courses online to help grow my knowledge – it’s amazing what is available to us for free when we go looking for it!
University of Leicester – England in the time of King Richard III (Completed March 2016)
British Council – Exploring English: Magna Carta
Medieval Courses – The Life of Anne Boleyn (Claire Ridgway)
University of Glasgow – A History of Royal Fashion
Yale Univeristy – Early Modern England: Politics, Religion and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts; Professor: Keith E. Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History:
- Lecture 1: General Introduction (March 2016)
- Lecture 2: “The Tree of Commonwealth”: The Social Order in the Sixteenth Century (March 2016)
- Lecture 3: Households: Structures, Priorities, Strategies, Roles (March 2016)
- Lecture 4: Communities: Key Institutions and Relationships (March 2016)
- Lecture 5: “Countries” and Nation: Social and Economic Networks and the Urban System (March 2016)
- Lecture 6: The Structures of Power (March 2016)
- Lecture 7: Late Medieval Religion and it’s Critics (March 2016)
- Lecture 8: Reformation and Division; 1530-1558 (March 2016)
- Lecture 9: “Commodity” and “Commonwealth”: Economic and Social Problems, 1520-1560 (March 2016)
- Lecture 10: The Elizabethan Confessional State: Conformity, Papists, Puritans (March 2016)
- Lecture 11: The Elizabethan “Monarchical Republic”: Political Participation (March 2016)
- Lecture 12: Economic Expansion, 1560-1640 (April 2016)
- Lecture 13: A Polarizing Society, 1560-1640 (April 2017)
- Lecture 14 – Witchcraft and Magic (April 2017)