Anne Boleyn’s Execution Video – Derek Wilson

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Execution Video – Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is one of my favourite historians and authors so I’m very excited about him being a part of Anne Boleyn Day 2016. In this video, Derek reads from his first historical novel, The First Horseman, in which his protagonist, Thomas Treviot, witnesses Anne Boleyn’s execution. He then talks about what it would be […]

Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Phoenix Rising

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Phoenix Rising

In this Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video, Hunter S. Jones, author of Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn talks about her book and the research behind it. Head over to Text and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning a copy of her book.

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

Today’s first Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video talk is from yours truly and it’s on Anne Boleyn’s execution and resting place. Do head over to the MadeGlobal website at www.madeglobal.com/3150/claire-ridgway-execution-resting-place/ to be in with a chance of winning a copy of my book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown.

Anne Boleyn Day Opening Ceremony

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn Day Opening Ceremony

Thank you for joining MadeGlobal Publishing and the Anne Boleyn Files today for Anne Boleyn Day 2016! Today is a day packed full of videos from authors and bloggers paying tribute to Queen Anne Boleyn. There will be hourly videos and giveaways so do keep your eye out! To be in with a chance of […]

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

| May 19, 2016

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

On this day in history, 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed within the confines of the Tower of London. Afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the chancel of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. As I’m sharing a video talk all about Queen Anne Boleyn’s […]

19 May: Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Programme of Events

| May 18, 2016

19 May: Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Programme of Events

As you may have already seen, MadeGlobal Publishing is commemorating the 480th anniversary of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution with a special programme of video talks given by some of your favourite authors and bloggers, including yours truly (yes, me!). There will also be a charity auction of an Anne Boleyn portrait and lots of giveaways […]

18 May 1536 – This lady has much joy and pleasure in death

| May 18, 2016

18 May 1536 – This lady has much joy and pleasure in death

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution had been scheduled for 18th May 1536, so carpenters worked through the night of the 17th building a new scaffold “before the House of Ordnance”1 and Anne Boleyn prepared herself for death by praying with her almoner.2 At dawn, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer arrived to hear her final confession and to celebrate […]

Sir John Spelman, Anne Boleyn and Lady Wingfield

| January 26, 2016

Sir John Spelman, Anne Boleyn and Lady Wingfield

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1546 of Sir John Spelman, judge of assize and law reporter. He was buried at Narborough, Norfolk. Spelman is known for his reports of cases from 1502 to 1540, which included the proceedings against Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Dacre, the Carthusian monks, Bishop Fisher, Sir Thomas More and […]