Anne Boleyn, Queen of Reformation

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss my favorite Queen of all time yet again.   After seeing the new docu-series about her on Netflix, which I also reviewed earlier this week here on White Rose of Avalon, I felt that she was the perfect topic for this week’s Femme Fatale…

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My Thoughts on Blood, Sex & Royalty: Anne Boleyn

For today’s post, I have decided to share my thoughts on the new Netflix docu-series Blood, Sex & Royalty: Anne Boleyn.   I found this new series as a recommendation from Netflix, which is unsurprising given how much I love the Tudor period.   Of course, given that Anne Boleyn is my favorite Queen of…

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The 5 Most Interesting Doomed Queens (In My Opinion)

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at my five favorite stories of Doomed Queens.   In this countdown, I will rank the Queens based on how much interest I find in their tales.   This is not to say that any one of them is better than the others, or worse,…

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My Top 5 Royal Historical Fiction Books

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite historical fiction novels.   These are in particular about Queens in the late medieval and Tudor periods.   The reason they are my favorites is that it is my favorite time period. Number 5: The White Rose by Jan Westcott ~This…

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My Top 5 Biographies About Elizabeth Woodville

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite non-fiction books about the White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville.   Woodville is one of the iconic Queens during the Wars of the Roses.   She was called the White Queen because she was married to the first Yorkist King of England, Edward IV.…

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Bessie Blount, Mistress of Henry VIII

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to do a short post to discuss Bessie Blount.   She was a famous royal mistress of Henry VIII during his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.   Unlike his more famous mistress during that first marriage, she never had a chance to become Queen. It is…

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Katherine Swynford, Mistress of Royalty

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the life of Katherine Swynford.    Swynford was the lover of John of Gaunt, and she would become his third wife.   She was also the mother of the Beaufort line through her relationship with him. Katherine Swynford is a unique figure in medieval…

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Glastonbury, Real Site of Avalon?

For today’s post, I have decided to write about the real site of Avalon, Glastonbury England!   Now, the honest truth is that many locations have claimed to be the real-world location of the mystical land of Avalon.   This is very similar to the locations claiming to have been the historical seat of Camelot!…

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One Year Anniversary

Today is a big day here on White Rose of Avalon.    It is the One Year Anniversary of this blog!    I wanted to use today’s post to thank everyone who has read, followed, and liked over the past year.    I feel incredibly blessed to have so much support from all of my…

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Kathryn Howard: Doomed Tudor Queen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to look at the story of Henry VIII’s infamous fifth Queen!   Kathryn Howard was just a teenager when she caught the eye of the aging monarch.   She is most noted for being the second Queen that he beheaded.   I feel much empathy for…

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