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Mary Rose ship had multi-ethnic crew, study shows

Analysis of remains of crew on Henry VIII’s favourite warship sheds light on diversity in Tudor EnglandOne is thought to be an archer raised in the Atlas mountains in north Africa, and another may have been a carpenter who grew up in south-west Spain. Others hailed from closer to home, possibly the bustling ports of the English west country or the Thames estuary.The most in-depth study yet of a group of men who drowned when Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose, sank off Portsmouth has p...
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Holbein Left A Clever Clue In A Portrait Of Henry VIII’s Wife

Which wife? Well, for centuries, everyone thought it was Catherine Howard (the second of the beheadeds in the old rhyme). Instead, thanks to Hans Holbein’s clue (and an art historian’s tenacity), we now think the portrait is of Anne of Cleves (the second of the divorced wives, or in this case, annulled). – The Observer (UK)
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How Holbein left clever clue in portrait to identify Henry VIII’s queen

New evidence shows miniature long held to be of Catherine Howard could depict Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of ClevesCreated in around 1540 by Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII and one of the greatest portraitists of all time, the miniature is a prized treasure in the Royal Collection. But the sitter is unknown, with the artefact long catalogued merely as “Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Catherine Howard”, Henry VIII’s fifth queen.Now, as a result of fresh research, she has been given a new iden...
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Prince Philip: gun salutes held across UK in tribute to Duke of Edinburgh – latest updates

Salutes held across the UK as well as in Gibraltar after Queen’s Elizabeth’s husband died aged 99 on FridayMourners pay respects to Prince Philip as gun salutes mark his deathBBC flooded with complaints over Prince Philip coverage‘He was her king’: what the papers say after the death of Prince PhilipThe Guardian view on Prince Philip: a man of his timePrince Philip obituary: longest-serving consort of a British monarch 1.18pm BST The pope has indirectly offered his condolences to the Queen i...
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‘Anne Boleyn’: First Image of Jodie Turner-Smith With Mark Stanley’s Henry VIII (EXCLUSIVE)

Their relationship may have been, um, cut short, but Jodie Turner-Smith’s Anne Boleyn and Mark Stanley’s Henry VIII look pretty cosy in the first image of the pair from the upcoming Channel 5 drama. In Variety’s exclusive first look, Turner-Smith’s Tudor queen is nestled against the formidable Henry VIII, played by “White House Farm” actor […]
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Saving Canada From Climate Change, at the Expense of Federalism

Climate change is the single greatest existential threat facing Canada. Greater than terrorism. Greater than cyber attacks on our digital infrastructure. Even greater than the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, Canada has failed miserably in responding to this threat, despite knowing about it for decades. The reasons for this ultimately come down to politics, and narrow interests far too often confined by political cycles. In 2019, Canada’s independent environment auditor, the Commissioner of the ...
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The 34 best books we've read during the pandemic

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider We've read a lot in quarantine - be it by way of audiobooks or hardcovers.Below, you'll find the Insider staff's favorite books from the past year, from light rom-coms to sobering memoirs.The list includes reviews of bestsellers like "The Vanishing Half," "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone," and "Dark Money."After a year in isolation, we've figured out which a...
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The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 1

Editor’s Note: This month, MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. In the coming days, Peter will be making his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to corresponding sections of his book. Today,...
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Storm prompted wall collapse at Henry VIII's Hurst Castle

Bad weather exacerbated years of underlying erosion caused by the sea, owner English Heritage says.
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Henry VIII's Hurst Castle wall collapses in Lymington

It is thought years of erosion by the sea has caused the wall of the east wing to collapse.
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Treasure hunters have re-discovered a long lost piece of Henry VIII's crown

Henry VIII went through six wives, themselves later the subject of a delightful musical theatre experience. During the English Civil War, his crown was reportedly melted down by order of the famed imperialist shitbag Oliver Cromwell—but now, some 350 years later, the central figurine to the crown may have been rediscovered by a casual treasure hunter in the English countryside. — Read the rest
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See First Photo of Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn (EXCLUSIVE)

There’s a new queen in town. Variety can reveal the first look of “Queen & Slim” actor Jodie Turner-Smith as Tudor queen Anne Boleyn — the most notorious of Henry VIII’s wives, best known for her untimely demise by execution — in three-part psychological thriller “Anne Boleyn” for ViacomCBS-backed U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. The show […]
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Unearthed figurine 'could be from Henry VIII's crown'

Some experts believe the gold figure may once have adorned the lost Tudor treasure.
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The Ultimate Collection of Manly Last Words

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in April 2017. People have always been intrigued by the last words of others. What did a man use his final breaths to utter? Were they scared as they glimpsed the great beyond, or did they brace up and stoically accept — heck, even welcome — what was coming? Over the years we’ve...
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Desecrated and hidden for centuries, priest's effigy is restored to glory

Medieval statue smashed in reign of Henry VIII was found behind church pipe organHis stone face was smashed in by Henry VIII’s soldiers during the Reformation. His alabaster hands, once clasped in prayer, were cut off and the angels who cradled his head were decapitated. Afterwards, his shattered form lay hidden for centuries behind an old pipe organ, unseen, forgotten and enveloped in dirt.Now, in a find that conservators have described as “exciting beyond our expectations”, this desecrated eff...
Tags: Art, Religion, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Henry Viii, Derbyshire Continue, John de Belton

The film quiz of the year: do you know the Queen’s favourite or which one inspired John Lennon?

From producers’ faux pas to an actor’s accident with a chainsaw, check out your knowledge of the movie worldWhich James Bond film had its release postponed twice this year due to Covid-19?Die Another DayNo Time to DieLive and Let DieTomorrow Never DiesWhich actor was picked by Pablo Larraín to play Princess Diana in his upcoming film about the end of her married life?Lily JamesMillie Bobby BrownKristen StewartVanessa KirbyWhich prominent couple signed a lucrative deal this year with Netflix to m...
Tags: Film, John Lennon, US, Life and style, Joe Biden, Walter Matthau, Netflix, Culture, Poland, James Bond, Diana, James Stewart, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brian Blessed, Nra, Henry Viii

21 of our favorite books to give as gifts, from a bestselling cookbook to must-read memoirs

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Target; Crystal Cox/Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Books (and book subscriptions) are some of the most crowd-pleasing gifts you can buy for people.While relatively inexpensive, books can feel really thoughtful - especially if you really know someone's literary taste.Below, we've listed 21 of the best books you can give as gifts - from instructional bibles like "I Will Teach You to be Ri...
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Barr shielded Trump from Congress, Mueller and the law, but couldn't save him from voters

Cromwell's devotion to King Henry VIII knew no bounds. Barr had the same blind loyalty to Trump and the principle that presidents are above the law.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lockdown Gardening in Britain Leads To Archaeological Discoveries

Gardeners in Hampshire, a county in southeast England, were weeding their yard in April when they found 63 gold coins and one silver coin from King Henry VIII's reign in the 16th century, with four of the coins inscribed with the initials of the king's wives Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. From a report: The archaeological find was one of more than 47,000 in England and Wales that were reported this year, amid an increase in backyard gardening during coronavirus lockdowns, the...
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David Prowse, The Towering Actor Who Played Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars’, Has Died at 85

James Earl Jones may be the first actor who comes to the minds of Star Wars fans when they think about Darth Vader. But the villain wouldn’t have been nearly as imposing if it wasn’t for towering presence of actor David Prowse, the actor who was actually on set and inside Darth Vader’s suit for the original Star Wars trilogy. Sadly, it has been reported that David Prowse has passed away at age 85. CNN received a statement from David Prowse’s management company confirming that David Prowse had...
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Reading music....

We’re well into November and I am deep into The Mirror & the Light but am going to be very honest and say it still hasn’t quite grabbed me as much as I’d hoped. I suspect this is all my fault, I’ve read or listened in dribs and drabs and perhaps that makes for a lesser impact and a disjointed atmosphere, but I’ve just passed P 300 330 so progress is being made. I’ll be staying the course along with anyone else out there still with me in 1536.  And I have just read that astonishing chapter where...
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Jodie Turner-Smith’s Anne Boleyn Drama Sets ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Mark Stanley as Henry VIII (EXCLUSIVE)

A new drama about Tudor queen Anne Boleyn, starring Jodie Turner-Smith, has found its Henry VIII. British actor Mark Stanley has been cast as the iconic monarch. Best known for playing Grenn in the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” Stanley has also had starring roles in “Kajaki,” “Our Kind of Traitor” and “Dickensian.” Boleyn was […]
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Mario Cuomo, Lauded Speech-Giver, and Governor in His Spare Time

Mario Cuomo: The Myth and the Man, by George J. Marlin (St. Augustine’s Press, 340 pp., $35)New York governor Andrew Cuomo currently basks in high approval ratings, despite his earlier mishandling of his state’s coronavirus outbreak, a testament to his skill at public relations and his lofty speeches promising to protect the state’s residents. The divide between political rhetoric and political reality is a running theme in the careers of both Andrew Cuomo and his father, Mario, who also served ...
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Why are people losing their heads over a black Anne Boleyn? | Arwa Mahdawi

A new Channel 5 series has a black actor playing Henry VIII’s second wife. But is it the triumph for diversity it seems? I’d rather see some new new queens on the blockPoor Anne Boleyn has had a rough go of it. She was married to Henry VIII, a wife-killing tyrant whose legs were covered with pus-filled boils. And, after failing to give her husband a son, she was beheaded on spurious treason charges. Then, to add insult to injury, Boleyn was stuck with a horrible reputation for the next few centu...
Tags: Television, Race, History, Monarchy, Jesus, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Arwa Mahdawi, Boleyn, Jodie Turner Smith

‘Queen & Slim’ Actor Jodie Turner-Smith to Play Queen Anne Boleyn in Channel 5 Series

“Queen & Slim” star Jodie Turner-Smith will star as the Tudor-era queen, Anne Boleyn, in a three-part psychological drama for ViacomCBS-backed U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. Boleyn was the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. Their tempestuous marriage, and her execution for treason, made her one of […]
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New evidence shows Henry VIII meticulously planned Anne Boleyn's beheading

When visiting the Tower of London a few years ago my young daughter wanted to get a Henry VIII t-shirt. Hmmm. Kitschy. Sure, I get it…wait a minute! No. No way. I told her, do not let the British tourism industry make you forget that Henry VIII was a truly evil person. — Read the rest
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Chilling find shows how Henry VIII planned every detail of Boleyn beheading

Archives discovery shows the calculated nature of the execution and reinforces the image of the king as a ‘pathological monster’It is a Tudor warrant book, one of many in the National Archives, filled with bureaucratic minutiae relating to 16th-century crimes. But this one has an extraordinary passage, overlooked until now, which bears instructions from Henry VIII explaining precisely how he wanted his second wife, Anne Boleyn, to be executed.In this document, the king stipulated that, although ...
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Ruairi O’Connor to Play Buddy Holly in ‘Clear Lake’ Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor will play rock ‘n’ roll icon Buddy Holly in the biopic “Clear Lake” with a tentative production start date set for the spring. O’Connor, who stars as a young King Henry VIII in the Starz miniseries “The Spanish Princess,” was selected following a six-month search by the producers and casting directors […]
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'That pressure of time': Pete Buttigieg on writing books and trusting in America

As the US election looms, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination discusses the threat of technology, how positive change could be round the corner – and what Hilary Mantel’s Henry VIII taught him about political lifePete Buttigieg’s short, powerful new book is about the necessity of trust, “personal, social and political”. But it is also a brisk account of what has led the US so close to the abyss, everything from the “sense of comfort and legitimacy” conferred on white ...
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Football-Style Concussions Turned Henry VIII Into A Wife-Chopping Tyrant

By Cedric Voets  Published: September 21st, 2020 
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