Two weeks until The Life of Anne Boleyn course launches

| January 16, 2017

Two weeks until The Life of Anne Boleyn course launches

And now for a shameless plug – it is my blog after all! My new online course “The Life of Anne Boleyn” launches on 30th January, in just two weeks! I’ve been a bit quiet recently on this blog and social media because I’ve been busy recording the video lessons for the course. It’s quite […]

Happy New Year 2017

| January 1, 2017

Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2017 brings you all that you could wish for! Thank you for following the Anne Boleyn Files, it means so much to me. Now, as I’ve explained before – click here – the 1st January was not the start of the […]

Claire talks about “The Life of Anne Boleyn” online course

| December 20, 2016

Claire talks about “The Life of Anne Boleyn” online course

Here I am talking about the online course I have written and presented for MedievalCourses.com. The course is completely online and consists of video lessons with audio files and transcripts. It is open internationally and has no set start date or finishing date. Do let me know if you have any questions abut the course […]

The Life of Anne Boleyn Course Update

| December 17, 2016

I’ve just learned that there was a temporary technical glitch yesterday on the MedievalCourses.com website which prevented some people signing up to my new 15-unit course on the life of Anne Boleyn. I’m so sorry for any frustration caused but please do be assured that it has now been fixed – phew! If you do […]

The Life of Anne Boleyn online history course

| December 16, 2016

The Life of Anne Boleyn online history course

I know I’ve been a bit quiet recently but what with the advent calendar, three book projects and writing an online history course things have been rather manic – phew! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that the 15-unit online course I have written and recorded for MedievalCourses.com is open for pre-orders right […]

Advent and the first Sunday of Advent

| November 27, 2016

The four weeks of Advent (meaning “coming”), the season of waiting and preparation for the birth of the Messiah, began on Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before the Nativity. It was a time of fasting, i.e. abstaining from meat. Today, 27th November is Advent Sunday and to commemorate this day I wanted to share with […]

12 November – A departure, interrogation, death and funeral procession

| November 12, 2016

12th November was a busy day in Tudor history and I’ve picked out four key events for you to read more about: At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall writes: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he […]

Did Mark Smeaton father Anne Boleyn’s baby?

| November 11, 2016

Yes, that is the question that I find myself answering today. I’ve never actually had someone ask me that or even argue about it with me, but while I was researching Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s 1535 royal progress I came across an article that put forward the theory that Mark Smeaton fathered the baby […]