Enough of this obsession with the tedious Tudors. Yesterday I even heard Henry VIII described as ‘a hands-on gardener.’ Please! I can just see him kneeling in the mud doing a spot of weeding. Why is it the Tudors make people’s brains fly out and their eyes fill with pound signs?
If you want family betrayals, choose the Plantagenets. If you want unfettered ambition, choose the Plantagents. If you want blood and beheadings, choose the Plantagents.
Let’s put the Tudors back on the shelf. There’s all history to explore.