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The costumes worn by the cast of Wolf Hall, which included Damian Lewis and Claire Foy (pictured), had all the correct fastenings and there were no zips, costume designer Joanna Eatwell explained. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)

08 june 1536 - Parliament passed the second Act of Succession removing Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the line of succession.

Today in Tudor history...

Joanne Whalley as Queen Mary I and Anne-Marie Duff as Elizabeth Tudor (Queen Elizabeth I) in "The Virgin Queen" (BBC).

Infinite Dreams

Today on the of December 1485 near Madrid in Spain Catherine of Aragon was born to Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon

Telegraph View: The new adaptation of Wolf Hall could teach children something about sugar and dental hygiene

The Tudors had bad teeth? What rot!

WOLF HALL BBC - 2015 Historical drama chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell, the son of a humble blacksmith who became King Henry VIII's chief minister, as he navigated the corridors of power in the Tudor court.

Maria Doyle Kennedy/ Queen Catherine of Aragon The Tudors - checking out Anne in this scene

Thomas Cromwell, successor to Cardinal Wolsey. Later created Earl of Essex; executed for High Treason after his involvement in arranging Henry VIII's fifth marriage (Anne of Cleves)

Prince of Darkness: The truth about Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early century - NPG 1727 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. From BBC´s Wolf Hall.

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. From BBC´s Wolf Hall.

As the dramatisation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall begins its run on BBC Two,   historian Suzannah Lipscomb reveals her favourite Tudor homes and palaces   around the country

Where to find the best Tudor sights in England

PBS announced that the BBC miniseries "Wolf Hall" will air as part of the network's "Masterpiece Theater" programming on Sunday, April 5 at

The Six Wives of Henry VIII Photo: Maria Doyle Kennedy as Katherine of Aragon

Katherine & her ladies

The BBC has commissioned four separate factual programmes about the Tudors - two for BBC Two and two for BBC Four - which the corporation said would both mark the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and compliment their adaptation of Hillary Mantell novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, which will be airing around the same time.

Battle of the bulge … no codpieces were on display in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall. Photograph: Giles Keyte/BBC/Company Productions Ltd

The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn examines why Anne Boleyn had to die, a subject about which historians have wrangled for years.

The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn: The evidence keeps us guessing

Wolf hall

HEADS ROLL in Wolf Hall final episode Master's and Phantoms - and the reality of life for Tudor women wasn't much better. From the horrors of childbirth to vinegar-soaked wool as contraception it wasn't all ruffs and Raleigh.