Month: January 2018

Love Letter Nine from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn: Anne has the Sweat!

by Heather R. Darsie By June 1528, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were deeply in love. The dreaded Sweating Sickness, or English Sweat, had tightened its grip in Anne’s household, and she retired to Hever Castle. Anne herself contracted the… Read More ›


Shooting Stars: the Bright and Short Careers of the Limbourg Brothers

by Heather R. Darsie In case you missed it on Herman (1385), Paul (1386/87) and Johan (1388) were born in the city of Nijmegen, in what is modern-day Gelderland, Netherlands. Artistic skill ran in the family for these brothers: their… Read More ›

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