Everybody’s seen a Hans Holbein. His portraits of Henry VIII and the Tudor court are some of the most famous works of the Renaissance. But his 1533 masterpiece The Ambassadors is not just a painting. It’s a nest of puzzles and codes that hints at a conspiracy to change the course of history... At first… Continue reading Does Holbein’s “The Ambassadors” contain clues to a Tudor conspiracy?
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Ghost caught on CCTV at Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace in Greater London is famous for its ghosts, but there’s never been any hard evidence—only eyewitness sightings. That is, until 2003, when a ghost dubbed ‘Skeletor’ popped up on the palace’s CCTV... In the early 1500s, Hampton Court was built by Cardinal Wolsey for King Henry VIII and became the king’s favourite… Continue reading Ghost caught on CCTV at Hampton Court Palace
Queen Elizabeth I was actually a man in drag
Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and the last Tudor monarch, is probably England’s most famous and decorated ruler. But one of the wildest royal conspiracy theories in history contends that this famous and decorated ruler was actually a bloke called Neville. In an age of rampant sexism, Queen Elizabeth I was a force to… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth I was actually a man in drag