SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Leanda de Lisle

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July 31, 2020
You’re planning a pilgrimage route. Which part of the world would you like to walk in? I’d really like to cycle – rather than walk – and to go on a long route. Starting in Paris, then on to France, Holland and then back to Yorkshire, following the life of Queen Henrietta Maria. I am
November 14, 2013
The King believed his first marriage had broken a biblical rule against marrying your brother’s wife
October 31, 2013
Mary was a popular queen from whom Elizabeth I learned much
October 21, 2013
The heroism and sacrifice of priests living under the Nazis is forgotten
October 15, 2013
Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins' War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague
October 08, 2013
A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period - a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed
October 01, 2013
Assigning powerful women masculine qualities to negate their femininity was commonplace in the Tudor period
September 26, 2013
There is no evidence of endowments set up to pay for prayers for the princes - Henry may have been scared of inspiring a religious cult
September 24, 2013
The Catholic culture of the time may have persuaded Richard that the Princes in the Tower needed to 'disappear'
September 17, 2013
The fate of James IV of Scots seems to point to a tradition that left the Tudors inured to the mistreatment of the dead