Friday, 18 May 2012

Nonsuch Palace Page

There is now a separate page on the blog with a short history of Nonsuch Palace and further interesting information about it. If you find anything else of interest that you would like to be added there, please let us know.

Nonsuch HP is 3

Well nearly. Nonsuch HP will celebrate its 3rd birthday on Saturday. It's been perhaps a slightly quieter year blog-post wise but many thanks to all of our readers and supporters. If anyone would like to contribute an article to the blog on a historical or political topic or interest, please get in touch - we would be delighted to add new authors to the blog!

This is also a suitable occasion to thank the committee of the HP Society, who have worked extremely hard this year to produce a variety of successful and well attended events and activities. We are very grateful to VD, FV and their team for all of their hard work and enthusiasm.

Hilary Mantel on Anne Boleyn

Hilary Mantel, who won the Booker Prize with "Wolf Hall", her story of Thomas Cromwell and the Tudor court, has now written a sequel, "Bringing up the Bodies", which focuses on the introduction of Jane Seymour to the court and the unravelling of Henry VIII's relationship with Anne Boleyn. You can read a review of the new book here, and also an excellent article by Mantel on Anne Boleyn ("Witch, bitch, temptress, feminist") and the public's perception of her.