Posted By Claire on April 12, 2022
I’m commemorating Anne Boleyn’s first official public appearance as queen on this day in 1533 with the launch of my online event “The Fall of Anne Boleyn with Claire Ridgway”.
Join me for 8 days of live talks, bonus pre-recorded talks and Q&A session from 13th to 20th May 2022 as I talk about the dramatic and tragic fall of Anne Boleyn and five courtiers in May 1536.
Place: Online in a private Facebook group and a private part of claireridgway.com
Dates: 13-20 May 2022
Times: Live at 10pm UK/5pm New York each day
Cost of 8-day event: $129 (USD)
(approximately £99.00, AUD 173.40, €118.20)
Find out more about the event, view the schedule, see what you get, AND register by clicking here
Note: The event is completely online so you can join in from anywhere in the world!
Posted By Claire on May 19, 2022
I was interviewed bright and early this morning for the “on this day in history” segment of the “Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell with Times Radio Breakfast” show.
You can listen to the replay at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/20220519-11330/2022-05-19 and you’ll need to go to 55.30 to listen to my bit. I hope you enjoy it!
On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed at the Tower of London. As her friend, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer said, “she who has been the Queen of England upon Earth will today become a Queen in heaven.” In this video, I explain exactly […]
Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. But how did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536?
While King Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was being declared null and void by Archbishop Cranmer at Lambeth, executions were taking place on Tower Hill. On this day in 1536, 17th May, George Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were executed for high treason after being found guilty […]
On this day in history, 16th May 1536, the condemned and imprisoned Queen Anne Boleyn’s spirits seemed to have lifted and she was hoping for mercy. Why? What could have made her so hopeful?
On this day in history, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. Did they have any hope of justice? What happened? What do the contemporary sources tell us? And what happened […]
On this day in 1536, 14th May, while her predecessor and former mistress was in the Tower of London waiting for her trial, Jane Seymour was moved to be closer to the king and was treated like a queen. Find out more about this, and hear Eustace Chapuys’ rather unflattering description of Jane… Also on […]
We’re just 6 days away now from the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution, and you may have noticed that I’ve been doing a countdown of the daily events in 1536 that led up to it. I thought this timeline might come in useful. A big thank you to my husband Tim for creating it from […]