Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign

| September 18, 2020

Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign

A big thank you to composer and music producer Roberto Lorenz who has written this guest article for us today about his album, “Music for Anne Boleyn – Court music from her rise and reign”, which was released on 7th September 2020. Over to Roberto… Ever since my history teacher first mentioned her, I’ve been […]

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 […]

Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

| August 28, 2020

Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

Thank you to Lucia Graves from Gresham College for letting me know about this online lecture from architectural historian Simon Thurley, who you might know from his books on royal palaces. The lecture is taking place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 6:00PM – 7:00PM UK time, and you can register for free at https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/boleyn-houses Here’s […]

Some Sunday Tudor history fun!

| August 23, 2020

We’ve just reached 50,000 subscribers on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel and we celebrated this with two special videos, one which was a complete surprise to me (thanks, Tim!). They’re a bit of fun at our expense and are Tudor history related too, so the best kind of fun. I do […]

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 […]

Teasel says ruff merchandise

| July 1, 2020

Teasel says ruff merchandise

Queen Teasel would like you to know that due to popular demand (thank you to all those who asked for it!), she has allowed her image to be put on some merchandise for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel as she has so many fans for her Teasel’s Tudor Trivia videos. She […]

Fallen in Love – Live play reading this May!

| May 8, 2020

Fallen in Love – Live play reading this May!

Thank you to the Red Rose Chain for providing me with this information to share. I’d highly recommend “Fallen in Love”. I went to see it at the Tower of London a few years ago and it was incredibly moving. The year is 1536. The woman who changed the world forever by capturing the heart […]

The Field of Cloth of Gold Virtual Summit

| April 9, 2020

The Field of Cloth of Gold Virtual Summit

June 1520 is the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, that historic and incredibly lavish meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. To celebrate the anniversary, Sarah Morris of the Tudor Travel Guide has put together a wonderful two-day virtual summit. I was supposed to be taking part, […]