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15 January – A king makes himself head of the Church and a queen is crowned

Posted By on January 15, 2019

15th January has two very important “on this day in Tudor history” events.

On 15th January 1535, King Henry VIII proclaimed that he was now Supreme Head of the Church of England. This followed the passing of the Act of Supremacy in November 1534. Click here to read more about this.

Twenty-four years later, on 15th January 1559, Henry’s second daughter, Elizabeth, was crowned Queen Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey.

Here is my “on this day in Tudor history” video about Elizabeth I’s coronation:

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Only 7 spaces left for the Anne Boleyn Experience 2019

Posted By on January 14, 2019

Just a quick post to let you know that Philippa has just taken another booking so there are only 7 spaces left on this year’s Anne Boleyn Experience tour.

You can secure your place with a deposit on the tour page – click here.

I am quite literally counting the days to this year’s tour (118 days!) as I can’t wait to be back at Hever Castle and to be talking Tudor with people who love Anne Boleyn and all things Tudor as much as I do. It’s also a real pinch-me moment and an absolute honour to talk about Queen Anne Boleyn at her home. I do get rather choked (note: pack tissues)!

Here are some details about the tour if you have missed my previous posts about it.

Dates: 12-16 May 2019
Location: Stay in luxury accommodation in the private Astor Wing of Hever Castle

Stay at Anne Boleyn’s home for the duration of this 4 night Anne Boleyn Experience tour focusing on the life and death of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and including a visit to the site of her execution.

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