Music for Elizabeth I – Court Music from her Reign – New album out now!

| November 27, 2020

Music for Elizabeth I – Court Music from her Reign – New album out now!

Thank you to composer and music producer Roberto Lorenzo for writing this guest article for us to celebrate the release of his new album, “Music for Elizabeth I – Court music from her reign”, which came out on 21st November 2020. Over to Roberto… While creating the album “Music for Anne Boleyn”, I was amazed […]

17 November 1558 – Anne Boleyn’s daughter, Elizabeth, becomes queen

| November 17, 2020

On 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died at the age of forty-two. Mary left the throne to her half-sister, twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. According to tradition, Elizabeth was reading under an oak tree in […]

The birth of Queen Elizabeth I on 7 September 1533

| September 7, 2020

The birth of Queen Elizabeth I on 7 September 1533

Today is the 487th anniversary of the birth of Queen Elizabeth I, a woman known as Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, and the Virgin Queen, and whose reign has been known as a Golden Age. The iconic monarch who ruled England for over 44 years was, of course, the daughter of Queen Anne Boleyn, the second […]

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

| July 8, 2020

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

If you’re anything like me, then you are fed up of 2020! What a year, and we’re only in July! One of the things that is helping keeping me going at the moment is the thought of next year’s tours. As you know, I co-lead luxury historical tours with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History […]

24 March 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I dies at Richmond Palace

| March 24, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 24th March 1603, sixty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, the only daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, “departed from this life, mildly like a lamb” at Richmond Palace. Elizabeth I had ruled England for over forty-four years, since 17th November 1558, and her reign has gone down in history as […]

17 November – This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes

| November 17, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died at the age of forty-two at St James’s Palace in London. She had been queen for just five years and four months. Mary passsed the throne on to her twenty-five-year-old […]

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

| September 7, 2019

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, at Greenwich Palace, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This daughter would, of course, grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over […]

The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel with Loretta Goldberg plus special price!

| June 20, 2019

The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel with Loretta Goldberg plus special price!

Historical novelist Loretta Goldberg has made this wonderful video for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel about her Elizabethn spy novel The Reversible Mask, which is a wonderful read. In her video, Loretta talks about her book, an Elizabethan spy novel, and then treats us to an excerpt. Here’s the book blurb […]