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Tudor freebies for you!

| August 29, 2019

Tudor freebies for you!

Yes, you read that right, I have a series of Tudor freebies for you! It’s to celebrate the relaunch of the TudorSociety and its 5th birthday. I just want to thank everyone for the continuing support I get with my Tudor history projects – thank you! To get your Tudor freebies – and there are […]

Claire’s Anne Boleyn Tattoo

| July 4, 2019

Claire’s Anne Boleyn Tattoo

Many eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that I have some “ink” on my left arm and I have been receiving lots of comments, emails and messages asking me to explain what it is and whether it has anything to do with my interest in Tudor history or Anne Boleyn. The answer is “yes”! It is an […]

On this day in Tudor history – lots of ways to enjoy these events!

| June 24, 2019

On this day in Tudor history – lots of ways to enjoy these events!

As you know – and if you don’t, where have you been?! – I’ve been doing daily “on this day in Tudor history” talks since 1 January 2019, which is keeping me nice and busy! These daily talks were inspired by my book On This Day in Tudor History, which I published back in 2012, […]

Fab speaker announced for Anne Boleyn Experience 2020

| June 23, 2019

Fab speaker announced for Anne Boleyn Experience 2020

No, it’s not me, lol! Although I am speaking at it and my family think I’m fabulous! 😉 My co-leader and organisational whiz, Philippa, has just announced our speaker for next year’s Anne Boleyn Experience Tour, and I must say that I’m thrilled. I’m already excited about the tour – you know that I quite […]

Interview with historical novelist Wendy J Dunn

| June 6, 2019

Tim and I have had the pleasure of hosting our dear friend, historical novelist Wendy J Dunn, at our home in Spain as part of her research trip to Spain and the UK. It was lovely having her here, and my daughter, Verity, and I enjoyed our day with Wendy at the Alhambra in Granada […]

The Final Days of Anne Boleyn – My article for History Extra

| June 5, 2019

I’m very honoured to be featured on the History Extra website, the official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine, with my article on “The final days of Anne Boleyn”. In this article, I talk about why Anne Boleyn was executed on 19th May 1536, how she was executed and what happened […]

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

| May 14, 2019

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Today was the perfect first full day of the tour – a day to explore Hever Castle and its surroundings – the castle itself, the beautiful gardens, the local church with its brass memorials for Thomas Boleyn and Henry Boleyn, the gift shop… Then, a private after-hours tour of the castle (incorporating the Hidden Hever […]

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

| May 13, 2019

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

It’s Day 1 of our Anne Boleyn Experience Tour based at Hever Castle, the Boleyn family home in Kent, and I’m already in Tudor bliss. Lovely people, yummy food, lots of talking Tudor, meeting old friends, luxury accommodation, Hever Castle… what more could I want? Find out all about Day 1 in my diary post […]