The celebration of generous portions, meat and fat as masculine and patriotic would have been alien to Washington and Jefferson, who advocated vegetables and moderation as American ideals.
A short guide to the Wolf Hall author’s remarkably varied back catalogue.
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.
It’s a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
New scientific research reveals how Thomas Cromwell’s Machiavellian manoeuvring influenced his own depiction on the front of The Great Bible.
Mantel’s prize-winning novels put imaginary flesh on the skeletal historical record and gives us the complete picture of the Tudor courtier.
A new exhibition illustrates the British monarchy’s transition from global powerhouse to modern celebrities. But idolised images reign.
Humphrey Llwyd quite literally put Wales on the map.
Martin Luther’s Reformation resulted in Henry VIII making law changes which are still having an effect on today’s Brexit negotiations.
The Scottish capital is reopening a well kept secret: one of the world’s finest collections of vintage sound machines.
Under the Tudors, parliamentary sovereignty became paramount.
Henry VIII’s Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose.
An assimilation of artistic, geographical and historical records offers the best reconstruction of the battle in which the Mary Rose sank yet.
Giles Fraser thinks that ‘Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the Reformation’. How wrong can he be?
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees – but how did Henry VIII manage those in need 500 years ago?