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 […]

Henry VIII tapestry found? No

| December 30, 2016

Thank you so much to Jena Gonzalez for sharing this news with me. It has been reported that a long-lost tapestry thought to have been owned by King Henry VIII has been found in a New York rug shop by historian Mary Beard. Here are links to news articles and photos of the find: Long-lost […]

Merry Christmas!

| December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Buon Natale!Frohe Weihnachten!圣诞快乐 Nadolig Llawen! I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful festive season. You can see my Christmas message video on the Advent Calendar – click here – and you can read all about Tudor […]

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 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 […]

Remember the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar!

| December 14, 2016

Just a reminder to check the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar on a daily basis – click here to go to it right now. There are all kinds of treats for you to enjoy – videos, games, music, guest articles and goodies from authors and historians, recipes, information on Christmas in medieval and Tudor times… […]

Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2016

| December 1, 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun! It only seems like yesterday that I was organising last year’s calendar, and here I am posting about the 2016 one. Yes, it’s that time of year again and this year I have help with the Advent Calendar. Some of my author friends are giving me videos, book extracts and […]

Scandalous Monarchs

| November 25, 2016

For the final stop of my book tour for the paperback version of Illustrated Kings and Queens of England, I’m visiting my friend Sarah Bryson’s QueentoHistory blog to discuss some of the monarchs whose reigns were tinged by scandal. Do join me and I’d love to hear which monarchs you think were scandalous so do […]

10 memorable monarchs

| November 24, 2016

For my stop at Charlie Fenton’s blog today I decided to share my “10 Memorable Monarchs”, but then I had to cheat and counted the Tudors as one! I hope you can forgive me! Please do join me at Charlie’s blog today, although I realise that some of you might be enjoying a turkey dinner […]