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Improper History: The Courtly Code

Improper History: The Courtly Code

In her new book, Sarah Gristwood has written about the ‘courtly code' to further understand what we know of the Tudors.

Improper History: The Courtly Code It was years ago now - I’d just written Arbella, my first (and, if I say it myself, successful) historical biography. Some older friends of my husband’s were discussing an acquaintance of theirs, who had likewise just brought out a...

The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The latest from the acclaimed Tudor historian looks at a new area of study: the courtly code.

The love stories of the Tudors have been fodder for historical fiction for centuries. Few do not know the stories of Henry VIII’s wives, Mary I’s marriage to Philip of Spain, and Queen Elizabeth’s array of courtships and succession of favourites. One might be forgiven...

Episode 137

Sarah Gristwood

Sarah Gristwood is the author of several bestselling Tudor histories; most recently Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe. In September 2021 she will bring out The Tudors in Love (Oneworld), while also contributing essays to two academic volumes, on ‘The Queen as Artist’ in the sixteenth century, and on Prince Philip.
Sarah Gristwood

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Season of Scandals: Christine Keeler & John Profumo

Season of Scandals: Christine Keeler & John Profumo

The Cold War scandal that still fascinates today.

That famous photograph is lodged in all our memories – Christine Keeler naked, astride a concealing chair. And perhaps we all have our own background with this story. Ok, my husband Derek Malcolm’s memories are a bit more direct than most. As a young man on the...