News Round Up

Here are some links to stories in the news from the last week or so with early modern connections.

On Henry VIII’s relationship with women:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4996880/Henry-VIII-emotionally-dependent-on-women.html

The London flood of 1791 (with a mock up of what it would look like in the 2009 version of the city):
http://timesonline.typepad.com/timesarchive/2009/03/london-swamped.html

Was Caravaggio a photographer?:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/4968509/Caravaggio-used-photography-to-create-dramatic-masterpieces.html

Some speculations on Queen Charlotte’s Ancestry:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/12/race-monarchy

And two stories about Jacobites and Culloden:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7885643.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7937642.stm

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