Monday, September 30, 2013

Elizabethan Week, Day One: Hottie Tudor Monday

To celebrate the release of my first Elizabethan Mystery this week, Murder at Hatfield House, we are going to look at some fun Tudor history this week!  And we're starting out with something very fun indeed.  I used to do a feature here called Hottie Monday, so I thought we could take a look at some of the hotties of the Tudor age, and see which one we like best....

First up: the big daddy of them all, Henry VIII!

The original....

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Henry as hipster?)

Ray Winstone (Henry as Cockney thug?)

Keith Mitchell

Charles Laughton (Henry as Ren faire turkey leg eater?)

Richard Burton

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester!

 Jeremy Irons

 Joseph Fiennes

 Tom Hardy

 Robert Hardy

The Original

And his stepson, Robert Deveruex, Earl of Essex!

 Hugh Dancy

 Robin Ellis (aka Poldark)

Erroll Flynn

The Original

Hans Matheson

Walter Raleigh...

 Clive Owen

 Vincent Price (!!!)

The original...

And a couple of one-offs....

 Kevin McKidd as the Duke of Norfolk

Henry Cavill as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (my personal favorite!)

So, time to vote!  Which is your favorite of the Tudor hotties???

The schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday: favorite film Elizabeths
Wednesday: Tudor castles
Thursday: a closer look at historical secondary characters
Friday: fun research facts I've uncovered
Saturday: Heroine of the Weekend


Anna Bowling said...

Jeremy Irons can do no wrong, though Kevin McKidd makes a strong showing. Hm. Think I need to look at these pictures a while longer.

Amanda McCabe/Amanda Carmack/Laurel McKee said...

It definitely requires deeper study :)

Helena said...

It was Jonathan RM, hands down, until I saw Tom Hardy... then Henry Cavill... Difficult choice. Can I take all three?