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This week in Tudor News: April 20 Edition

The news cycle is fast, and it’s hard to keep up with our favorite interests and topics! That’s why once a week I make up this post with the top stories that have caught my attention.

Mary Tudor – Queen of England | Biography
Jacqui Rossi talks about the tumultuous life of Mary I of England, from being disinherited to becoming England’s first female monarch.

15 Royally Amazing Facts About Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I took the crown of England on January 15, 1559. To honor the 456th anniversary of her coronation, here are 15 things you might not know about Good Queen Bess.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61090/15-royally-amazing-facts-about-queen-elizabeth-i

The rules of wrasslin’ – Cornish wrestling explained
Cornish wrasslin’ has been a thing for thousands of years and it is said that King Henry VIII actually challenged Francis I for a fight in 1520 on the Field of the Cloth of Gold – and lost.
https://www.cornwalllive.com/sport/rules-wrasslin-cornish-wrestling-explained-1449102

Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves was Queen of England from 6 January to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
http://www.prisonersofeternity.co.uk/anne-of-cleves/

Events

Six Musical Tour, Edinburgh and West End
Six the musical featuring the six wives of Henry VIII will undertake a tour and perform at the Edinburgh Festival prior to a London run.

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.
https://britishtheatre.com/six-musical-tour-edinburgh-west-end/

Book Review

Richard III: England’s Most Controversial King
This new biography labels Richard III as “controversial.”
http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/richard-iii-englands-most-controversial-king