Claire Ridgway chats about Anne Boleyn with James Boulton

| April 3, 2017

James Boulton of Queens of England Podcast interviewed me a few weeks ago on my very favourite subject – yes, you guessed it! Anne Boleyn! James has just published the podcast so here are the links for you to listen to it. I hope you enjoy it! The link to the episode on James’s website: […]

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn takes part in a pageant

| March 4, 2017

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn takes part in a pageant

On Shrove Tuesday 1522, 4th March, Anne Boleyn took part in the pageant of “The Château Vert” at York Place, a property owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. This was her first recorded public appearance at court since her return from France in late 1521. The pageant was part of the Shrovetide celebrations which began on […]

7 February 1526 – A joust, a lost eye and unrequited love

| February 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7the February 1526, the traditional Shrovetide joust took place at Greenwich Palace. The joust’s theme was unrequited love. Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter, and his team of men wore green velvet and crimson satin embroidered with burning hearts. Above these hearts, a lady’s hand was depicted coming out of a […]

Anne Boleyn: Ever After

| February 6, 2017

Anne Boleyn: Ever After

Thank you to Lissa Chapman, author of the new book Anne Boleyn in London, for sharing this guest article with us today. You can also read Lissa’s other article “Anne Boleyn: The news on the street”. Anne Boleyn began to be a non-person around a fortnight before she died. Her household was disbanded before her […]

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – updated lessons

| January 27, 2017

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – updated lessons

30th January 2017 is launch day for my first online history course with MedievalCourses.com. I’ve written a 15 unit course called The Life of Anne Boleyn, which you’ll probably know about it as I have shared information about it before. I’ve now finished recording all of the video lessons (there are also audio files and […]

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 […]