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Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012, 05:23 pm
brandedwith: GIVE AWAY!!


I am very excited to announce another give away, this time a joint give away between Anne Boleyn: Queen to History and Deri Dolls! The most wonderful and amazing Deri has made a female Tudor doll which I am most delighted to be able to give away. Deri has most kindly given all the details about the stunning doll below...

Hello! I'm Deri, the brains and sore fingers behind the Deridolls my dear friend Sarah has been so kind to mention here on occasion and it is my pleasure to offer the prize for this giveaway. Being in tune with this blog's theme, it is, of course, a Tudor doll.

• She is wearing a white felt partlet, stitched in black on the neckline and "fastened" with a bead fake button.
• Her burgundy underskirt is embroidered in a golden net pattern, enriched with golden beads. The gown is actually a two piece set:
o the skirt has the characteristic inverted-V cut-out of the period and the guards are made of satin ribbon trimmed with golden cord.
o the bodice, also decorated with satin ribbon trimmed with golden cord, has a tabbed waistline, each tab accented with golden cord.
• Tudor sleeves are famous for their many layers and these are no exception. Her sleeves have ribbon ruffles embroidered in black blanket stitching to suggest the beautiful blackwork common to the period.
• The overlaying sleeve, like the underskirt, is embroidered in a golden pattern detailed with golden beads and, finally, the ruched/puffed cap sleeves are slashed and each slash is accented with burgundy ribbon.
• But the fashion statement of the Tudor period has to have been the headgear! This little doll is donning a stunning french hood, decorated with beads and pearls, and, on the bottom row, golden embroidery is encasing each bead. Underneath it, she has a pearled ivory coloured cap, and, beneath it all, a pleated ribbon coif completes the look.

The doll was inspired by the beautiful gown of an historical reenactress which you can see here:

As you can see Deri has put in a great deal of time and detail into making this beautiful Tudor doll. I also must add that the doll was designed and made in a smoke free, pet friendly home.

How can you win?

Deri and I are very excited to be able to give this fantastic doll away to one lucky member of the Anne Boleyn: Queen to History Facebook page. All you have to do for your chance to win is simply like the facebook page. Just press the like button on my facebook page and you’re in the draw … it’s as simple as that! Deri and I will then randomly select a winner from all the members of the page.

We are very excited about giving away this beautiful Deri Tudor Doll. I have to say that she is absolutely stunning and the detail in her dress and headdress is simply breathtaking! Head on over and like Anne Boleyn: Queen to History Facebook page for your chance to win!

Anne Boleyn: Queen to History

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2011, 10:58 am
brandedwith: Anne Boleyn/Tudor Facebook Page

Hey! I just wanted to give a quick plug for a Facebook page that I run. The page is all about Anne Boleyn and the Tudors during the reign of Henry VIII. My page has lots of articles, images, video clips and lots and lots of discussion and comments. It’s a friendly page dedicated to Anne Boleyn and Tudor history. If you are interested please come on over and have a look :)

Anne Boleyn: Queen to History


Thu, Jan. 5th, 2012, 08:04 am
brandedwith: Hello!

*Waves* Hello! My name’s Sarah and I’m a big lover of all things Tudor! My specific area of interest is Anne Boleyn and the reign of Henry VIII. I’m just writing this short post to say hello and to try and make some new friends! I’d really like to meet people with a similar interest in Tudor history and shared interests.

Anyway I’ll keep it short and leave it there. Please feel free to check out my profile, I always love to meet new people!

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2011, 01:29 pm
lotustea: I recommend me unto you

Hi everybody, Happy New Year!

I have a question - I have been reading a lot of primary sources from 15th and 16th century, and the phrase I come by often is "I recommend me unto you." I found the expression not only in Catherine Howard's infamous letter to Thomas Culpepper, but also in Henry VIII's letter to Wolsey and in one of the Paston letters, etc.

What does it exactly mean to "recommend oneself"? I think I kind of get the meaning, but not entirely - perhaps it is because English is not my first language. Can anyone tell me what the modern equivalent of this expression is? Thanks! 

Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2010, 12:39 am
peculiargroove: Icon Batch #101

Movies: Shakespeare In Love.
Television: Friends.
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Sun, Oct. 17th, 2010, 01:55 am
peculiargroove: Icon Batch #086

Historical: Tudor Costume (Including; Anne Of A Thousand Days, Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Shakespeare In Love, Henry VIII and Historical portraits of various well-known Tudors.
Movies: Disney Movies (Various).
Music: Lady Gaga.
Television: Friends (Chandler Bing).


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Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010, 01:54 am
rengeek: (no subject)

I'm trying to find a good copy of Greensleeves to just relax to and so far, the best I've done is a Christmas album.

In your opinion, what's the best recorded version?

Tue, Aug. 3rd, 2010, 05:51 am
needtakehave: (no subject)

Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love The Tudors? Great! There is a new challenge, called thetudors_las, where you write a fanfic of at least 100 words every two weeks based on a different prompt. Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe next week. Till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

... who will come out on top?
Game Info // Rules // Sign-Up

Mon, Jul. 12th, 2010, 05:07 pm
bettyboop1975: New Tudors Blog

Hi everyone,

Not sure if this is allowed, and if it is not, I apologize...

Just wanted to put the word out about my new blog that is completely focused on the Tudor Dynasty, whether it's the history, the people, books, movies, TV Series... you get the idea. Please check it out! I am new to this, so I am very excited to see how it progresses. Thanks!

You can find the new blog here:


Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010, 04:12 am
rengeek: (no subject)

Discussing this with a friend while preparing for an Elizabethan-era Ren Faire.

How did Elizabeth perceive her mother? Anne died rather early in Elizabeth's life, early enough that she probably would have had to learn about who she was from third parties who would have probably painted a rather biased picture to her of Anne the adulteress.

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