Hello! I’m Sarah Bryson and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I am a wife, a mother, a friend and a crazy cat lady (I currently have four!) I also have a deep and long enduring passion for Tudor history. Since I was a young girl I have been fascinated with the Tudor age, the reign of the Tudors and the known world during the 15th and 16th centuries.
I have read and written extensively on the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII as well as Tudor personalities of the court including Anne Boleyn, Charles Brandon, Mary Boleyn, Henry Fitzroy, Jane Seymour and Bessie Blount just to name a few. I have also spent a great deal of time researching events that happened during the Tudor age and how these influenced the happenings and decisions of the time. I am also deeply interested in women during the Tudor age, from their position in society, to the clothing they wore, to their own personal issues and expectations.
In 2009 and again in 2016 I had the great pleasure of visiting England. I was able to visit such historical places closely linked to the Tudors including Hampton Court, Hever Castle, Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Hall, Peterborough Cathedral, The Globe, Grimsthorpe Castle and Tattershall Castle.
I am currently writing a book about Mary Tudor, younger sister of King Henry VIII and wife of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. I have spent the last three years researching her life from what was happening in England before she was born to her family’s legacy. I have explored her time in France as the short lived wife of King Louis XII and Queen of France to her treasonous and sudden marriage to Charles Brandon.
I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours and currently work with children who have severe disabilities. I have written a number of guest articles for such websites as The Tudor Society, The Anne Boleyn Files, Queen Anne Boleyn, and On the Tudor Trail, as well as a number of video talks for The Tudor Society. I have a strong passion for Tudor re-enactment and have done several photo shoots wearing my Tudor gown. I have also had the honour of judging the costume reenactment competition for the 2017 Gumeracha Medieval Fair.