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This week in Tudor News: March 23

The news cycle is fast, and it’s tough to keep up with everything going on, right? So I try to distill the week’s news every weekend, with some highlights of Tudor themed stories that caught my eye. Here are some of the most interesting stories that caught my eye this week:

Xray Technology helps save Henry’s cannonballs
…”With Diamond Light Source, the team has used X-ray technology to take a look at what’s inside 12 of the cannonballs in the stock. In hopes of saving the rest of the collection, the team made the decision to cut segments from six of the cannonballs, some of which were damaged, to gain new insight into what was causing the corrosion…”
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-x-rays-preserve-cannonballs-found-famous-tudor-ship-180968440/

A Steak Pie for a foot?
Greggs – home of cheap pasty’s and portrait conspiracy theories. Gotta love them.
https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/greggs-fan-spots-a-steak-bake-in-a-portrait-of-henry-viii/

The burning of Thomas Cranmer, one of the Oxford Martyrs
https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/21-march-1556-the-burning-of-thomas-cranmer-one-of-the-oxford-martyrs/

Keeping The Kiplingcotes Derby alive
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lone-rider-keeps-a-500-year-tradition-alive-85sbw9vth

Henry VIII and the Royal Supremacy
https://www.historytoday.com/gw-bernard/henry-viii-and-royal-supremacy

Interesting Facts
12 Things You Should Know About Anne Boleyn
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/12-things-you-should-know-about-anne-boleyn/

Events at Historic Royal Places

London launch of Kensington Palace Pavilion
http://www.c-mw.net/london-launch-kensington-palace-pavilion/

Hever Castle is on the list of best Spring getaways
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britains-best-spring-escapes-8c63qvzlp

Henry VIII’s Walmer Castle gets a floral makeover
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/interiors/home/henry-viiis-walmer-castle-gets-floral-makeover/

Book Review:
Mary, Tudor Princess by Tony Riches
https://historytheinterestingbits.com/2018/03/18/book-corner-mary-tudor-princes-by-tony-riches/