07Nov

A Case of Doodling Monks

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We think of monks, especially medieval monks, as being a serious bunch. It's nice to think of them having a bit of fun once and awhile. And apparantly they did.

 

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24Jan

The Tudors at the Met

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If you're in New York, you can check out the collection of Tudor era art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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07Jan

What's in Queen Elizabeth's Closet?

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudor Art -

If you've ever wondered what Henry VIII, or Elizabeth I, or even James I wore around the castle, now's you're time to find out...if you can make it to Edinburgh that is. If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Scotland this spring, head on over to Holyroodhouse and treat yourself to a 16th century fashion show.

Photo Credit: Travel Trade & Groups

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23Aug

Edward IV Manuscripts

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The British Museum shares illustrated manuscripts collected by Edward IV.

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29Apr

Christopher Marlow

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Like Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe was both a playwright and a poet. Unlike Shakespeare, he didn't live long enough to influence the English language, or British culture, in quite the same way Shakespeare did. But he had a vast influence on his fellow writers...not the least of which was William Shakespeare.

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24Apr

Ben Jonson

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So let's take a break from all the sonnets. We're still celebrating National Poetry Month, and trying to bring attention to the many wonderful poets of the Elizabethan era. This week's honoree is Ben Jonson, who's line "Drink to me only with thine eyes," has secured his place in poetry history.

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16Apr

Sir Thomas Wyatt...

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudor Art -

This week's National Poetry Month honoree is Sir Thomas Wyatt. Famously known in Tudor lore as Anne Boleyn's lover, Wyatt was incarcerate in the tower during her trial and execution. Although five other men suffered the same fate as Anne, having been accused of adultery with the queen, Wyatt was eventually released by Henry VIII and continued to serve at his court. 

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13Apr

National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month and TudorSource is celebrating some of Elizabethan England's brightest poetry stars.

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29Jan

Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudor Art -

Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon, was Elizabeth I’s cousin and a loyal subject. Their mothers (Mary and Anne Boleyn) had been sisters, and these cousins shared a love of theater. It was Hunsdon who first organized and patronized the theater group then known as Hunsdon’s Men. When he was given the post of Lord Chamberlain, the group became known as The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. After his death, Hunsdon’s son continued patronage of the troop.

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29Jan

The Birth of a Language

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudor Art -

In Tudor England, Latin was the language of all official functions. It was the language of the church, the colleges, and the government. It was the language of the distinguished, the educated and the important. English, on the other hand, was spoken only in the vernacular, and could be mastered by any uneducated commoner. Language, as much as land ownership, stratified English classes.

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